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29806 twice???

  1. #1
    Columbus, Ga
    Question 29806 twice???
    Medical Coding Books
    Procedure performed:
    1. Arthroscopic anterior Bankart Repair w/ Capsulorrhaphy
    2. Arthroscopic posterior labral repair w/ capsulorrhaphy
    3. Arthroscopic removal multiple loose bodies, glenohumeral joint
    4. Arthroscopic limited debridement for partial rotator cuff tear

    Doc wants to charge:
    29806 (anterior)
    29806 (posterior)

    Can this code be charged twice at one time?

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    CPT code 29806 would be reported only once. It is inappropriate to report this code twice as just one capsule is being repaired – however if a patient with an anterior-inferior capsular defect resulting in instability, and the surgeon performs the capsulorrhapy during which a SLAP 2 lesion is encountered then you could code 29806 and 29807-59. This information is from a AAOS August 2003 bulletin and discussed again in April 2004.


  3. #3
    Columbus, Ga
    Thanks so much!!!

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