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    Default Arthroscopic shoulder surgery

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    A little confidence needed on this shoulder surgery after all the kind results I have previously received - hope I am getting it

    Arthroscopically the physician repairs a Type II SLAP repair, a full thickness rotator cuff repair and a subacromial decompression for impingement syndrome.

    Questioning of the SLAP repair 29807 carries the modifier 51 or 59.

    Is this the correct coding? 29827, 29826-51, 29807-59

    Thank you !!!!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Seattle First Hill


    When I run it through Custom Coder, it is not showing the 29807 as bundled so a -51 modifier should be okay. The rest looks great!

    ~Kirsten, CPC

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    Default Kjstearns

    Thanks - just needed a little confidence especially with all eyes watching my 51's and 59's - thanks

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