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Rotator cuff repair question

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    Default Rotator cuff repair question
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    When is it approprioate to use the 23420 vs 23412 - the surgery that i am trying to code it for a chronic rotator cuff repair with retraction rt shoulder with ac joint arthrosis.

    the dr did a 1. rt shoulder rotator cuff repair chronic with acromioplasty & 2. resection of the distal clavical.

    any help would be greatly appreciuated

    thanks i have my answer
    Last edited by JWINGES; 10-05-2009 at 08:06 AM. Reason: thanks i have my answer

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    Per CPT Assistant:

    23420 would be for repair of all three major muscle/tendons of the shoulder cuff

    23412 woud be for repair of 1 or 2 tendons of the shoulder cuff

    Saw your edit after my response.
    Last edited by coderguy1939; 10-05-2009 at 09:01 AM.

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    Thanks so much i could use that added bit of info thanks

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