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Difference between 23412 & 23420

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    Question Difference between 23412 & 23420
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    I was hoping that someone can give me there view on the the 2 codes my dr. Did a repair of a rotator cuff chronic w/ acromioplasty how do you decide to use a 23420 or the 23412 thanks for any light you can shine on this.

    Thank you:

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    23420 is for complete tear of the rotator cuff, generally all tendons are torn (supscapularis, supraspinatus, teres minor, infraspinatous)

    be sure to read the lay description for each procedure.
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    thank you

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