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    Question open rotator cuff repair with scoped

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    Is it possible to code an open rotator cuff repair and a scoped one in the same surgical session?

    Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
    Arhtroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair of the musculotendinous junction of the
    suprasinatus tendon
    Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision
    Open Rotator Cuff repair at the greater tuberosity and in a different location, rotator cuff repair
    Open Biceps Tenodesis

    I am thinking that once they open to repair the rcr - I can not code for the scoped - any opinions?

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    Code can be issued for only succesful approach if more than one approach was used to treat one pathology, look out for that in the op report.

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