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scope tenotomy/debride-convert open

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    I know that a scope tenotomy is a 29999 code, but then this retracted into the bicipital groove and we debride the stump near the superior labrum and then converted to an open 23430.

    I know that I can only bill the open, on a convert, but do you think I could get a 29822 debridement or possible a diagnosic 29805 out of this for our efforts?

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Brenda M. CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmeech View Post
    I know that a scope tenotomy is a 29999 code, but then this retracted into the bicipital groove and we debride the stump near the superior labrum and then converted to an open 23430.

    I know that I can only bill the open, on a convert, but do you think I could get a 29822 debridement or possible a diagnosic 29805 out of this for our efforts?

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Brenda M. CPC
    unfortunately no, not unless he debrided something else while he was in there.

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    Thank you so much, Mary
    and Congrads on passing the COSC in Nov 08, I have been following your advise on several threads, very informative, I am also planning on taking my COSC in Nov 09, I am currently waiting for my Praticum to arrive, just so that I know I am ready, plus they changed the format from 08 to all OP note based in 09.
    Brenda M, CPC

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