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    Default Arthroscopic Biceps tenotomy

    I have a surgeon who does a lot of scope cases including arthroscopic biceps tenotomy...can someone help me with this procedure code?

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    We use 29999 unlisted

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    thanks..do you find it hard to get paid for the unlisted code

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    We send right away on paper with op, cover letter with comparable cpt/rvu.

    Ins companies love to not pay but if the documentation is there you should get paid. I also underline the part of the unlisted surgery for the claims examiner to show exactly where & why we're using the unlisted code.

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    Okay, thanks for your help. I am still new to Ortho coding, do you have any suggestions for good resources/seminars?

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    anything by Margie Vaught. I am new as well and went to her conference in New Orleans in Feb. Very informative. I also get great info and resources from this site here.

    Most are extremely helpful. Good luck.

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    Speaking as a payer we do not 'love to not pay'. We simply require appropriate documentation to see what we're paying.

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