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    What would the correct CPT code be for a humeral head resurfacing? 23470 or unlisted?

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    is that all thats done is the resurfacing, no prosthesis?

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    yes, only the resurfacing, no prosthesis.

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    I would have to say unlisted since there is no prosthesis...OR..depending on documentation, you can look at 23035.

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    This is for arthritis in a 39 year old person, no abscess or osteomyelitis. They did the resurfacing in order to preserve bone for future surgeries and left the glenoid as is due to his activity level. Guess I'll have to use the unlisted. Thanks for your help.

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