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shoulder hemiarthroplasty

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    Default shoulder hemiarthroplasty
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    Pt has DJD of the shoulder. Procedure states hemiarthroplasty, however the glenoid component was fine and was NOT replaced. The humeral component WAS placed. Now cpt 23470 states arthoplasy, glenohumeral joint; hemiarthroplasty....would I use this code or the unlisted code? My surgeon doesn't see too many total shoulders...we mostly do knees and hips so this one is new to me. ;o)

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    23470 is what you want, it's for just the humerus or just the glenoid. 23472 is for a total shoulder (glenoid & humerus replacement).

    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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