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    Default Chondroplasty of anterior gleniod CPT code?

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    My doctor has dictated that he did a reection of anterior gleniod labral tear and a chondroplasty of anterior gleniod. This is what it said in the op note for these two procedures.

    "a resector shaver is used to resect the labral tear to stable margins and perform a chondroplasty to the anterior glenoid, removing all loose fragments of articular cartilage."

    Any ideas on how to code this? I'm looking at codes 29819, 29822, 29823 and 29999 an unlisted procedure. Please let me know anything.

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    I went to a coding conference back in Nov 07. This particular scenario was addressed as being a debridement, therefore, I would use 29823 providing the documentation supports the extensive code.

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    Thanks! That helps me alot!

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