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Arthroscopic Subcoracoid Decompression

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    Doctor is doing a "subcoracoid decompression" for "subcoracoid impingement of the undersurface of the coracoid on the subscapularis". I think this would be part of debridement. Has anyone seen this before and I'd appreciate input on how it was coded. Thansk.

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    I agree with a debridement if there is no documentation to support the bony work that is involved for the SAD.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC,COSC

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    He states that the "subcoracoid is burred back planing in line with the course of the subscapularis to open up the gap between the subcoracoid and the subscap". If this can be coded wouldn't it be unlisted?

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    I'm thinking no, what else did he do?

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    Hi Mary,

    It took me time to get back to this, but here is what he did in addition to the "subcoracoid decompression".

    29826 Subacromial decompression
    29824 Mumford
    29823 Debridment, glenohumeral, anterior and posterior
    29999 Biceps tenolysis and tenosynovectomy (well documented)

    Seems to me that the subcoracoid he's talking about would be part of the glenohumeral debridement.

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    I agree with you

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    THanks for all the input, Mary.

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