Per AAOS August 2003-"You can report 29806 with 29807ONLY if the SLAP lesion repair is Type 2 or Type 4. For the other 5 types of SLAP lesions, it may not be appropriate to report 29807 with 29806." It also states that the surgeon needs to be clear in their op notes of the types of SLAP lesions being repaired. They also need to be clear that 2 seperate lesions are being operated on: SLAP lesions and a capsular defect. If he did do both than you can report them with a -59 modifier. 29807 means that the technique used was that the suture was brought up through the capsule. That means that the suture has to go through the capsule to get to the bone, and that does not neccessarily mean that a capsulorrhaphy was done. I am not sure if this helps or makes it more confusing for you. Hopefully, it was helpful but definitely try the AAOS bulletins for info, though. They have a lot of info and Q&A.
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