Results 1 to 3 of 3

Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy

  1. Default Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy
    Medical Coding Books
    I know that Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy is coded as CPT 29822 (limited debridement). The surgeon also performed Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, AC joint resection and Subacromial decompression & acromioplasty. I know that with the limited debridement, it can't be coded separately per the NCCI edit. Can the 29822 for Biceps tenotomy be billed separately?

  2. #2
    Location
    Salt Lake North
    Posts
    815
    Default 29822 can only be billed on its own
    Per the 2017 CMS NCCI Surgical Policy Manual code 29822 can only be billed on its own, never with any other code. With shoulder coding, if it hits an edit, it can't be billed unless done on the opposite shoulder. So no, you can't use 29822 to bill for the tenotomy when RTC repair was performed and other restorative procedures.

  3. #3
    Default
    I agree with orthocoderpgu.

    Per the 2019 NCCI Policy Manual (Chapter 4 #7), "Shoulder arthroscopy procedures include limited debridement (e.g., CPT code 29822) even if the limited debridement is performed in a different area of the same shoulder than the other procedure."
    Set_Apart CPC, CEMC, CGSC, COSC
    Colossians 3:23

Similar Threads

  1. Arthroscopic biceps tenotomy
    By loricpc in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-20-2015, 07:28 AM
  2. Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy
    By Thath041 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-21-2014, 12:56 PM
  3. arthroscopic biceps tenotomy
    By thice in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-03-2012, 07:47 AM
  4. Arthroscopic Biceps tenotomy
    By HAPPYCODER in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-20-2012, 09:42 AM
  5. Arthroscopic biceps tenotomy??
    By mswalker in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 05:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.