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    Default dx for partial rotator cuff tear chronic

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    What would be the correct code for partial rotator cuff tear that is chronic? 727.61 states complete tear.

    Codegirl0422, CPC

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    Take a look at 726.10 as a possibility. My understanging of a complete tear (727.61) is that 3 of 4 tendons need to be involved.
    Last edited by coderguy1939; 09-15-2009 at 12:57 PM.

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