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    I'm looking for some help with a cpt code for an arthroscopic capsular release
    of the shoulder, I would really appreciate any advice given.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Depending on what is in the op report, probably 29825.

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    The note states a rupture in the anterior capsule, which was roughened and a release was performed ?

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    Default 2nd Request please help

    I'm still looking for more information on the capsular release of the shoulder arthroscopically, if 29825 is correct, does anyone have information stating that it is the correct code for the capsular release. I'm working a denial and need to show why this is the correct code.
    Thanks in advance for any responses,

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    Check the AAOS website archives. They probably have something there.

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    According to one of the Ortho workshops I went to put on by Margie Scalley Vaught the code code be 29823.

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    Can we charge 29823 and 29825 together? I thought only 29823 could be done.

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    29825 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with lysis and resection of adhesions, with or without manipulation.
    29823 extensive IS allowed however; 29822 limited is NOT allowed
    Last edited by BLUCIANI; 06-20-2014 at 02:07 PM.

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