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Limited vs. Extensive Debridement - Shoulder

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    Default Limited vs. Extensive Debridement - Shoulder
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    What is the difference between the limited debridement in code 29822 and the extensive debridement in code 29823? I have a note where the doctor debrided the labrum, debrided the humeral head, performed a chondroplasty of the glenoid, removed a spur from the humberal head, shaved the biceps tendon and completed a bursectomy. He wants to code a 29822, but I'm thinking that it's more than that. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    29822: For minor debridement of soft tissue, including labral debridement, cuff debridement, and so on.

    29823: Either for debridement of multiple soft tissue structures (labrum, subscapularis, supraspinatus) and/or a chondroplasty of the humeral head or glenoid.

    So for your specific case 29823 would be the correct choice.

    Hope that helps.

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