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elbow arthroscopy - I hope someone can help me with this

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    I hope someone can help me with this. Our doc did a elbow arthroscopy, removal of loose bodies (greater than 6 mm), excision of the tip of the olecranon, and excision of the tip of the coracoid. I have chosen cpt codes 29834 and 29836, and suggestions on the other procedures? Thanks in advance!
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    I am sitting on almost the same report now, and remembered your question from reading it yesterday! We also have a extensive debridement in ours, so I am going to code 29834 for the loose body removal and 29838 for the debridement, which I think would cover the osteophytes and tip of coronoid and olecranon - not sure if that was part of yours? I do not think 29836 is right, depending on the details of your report of cause...

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