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    Richmond VA

    Question Clavical resection??? need help

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    I have a question?

    When billing for an open resection of the distal clavicle I use 23120 or 23125, here comes the question:

    How do I know which one to use? Is it according to the amount removed? For example: 5mm

    Can someone please help me clarify this.....?

    I had an insurance recode me because of the mm removed
    Ivonne Atanacio CPC, CPC- I, CBCS

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    Apr 2007


    Report 23125 when entire clavicle is removed, otherwise use 23120

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