Medicare includes those 2 codes (29807 & 29806).
AAOS says you can code these 2 codes together IF there is an injury to the capsule in an area OTHER than the SLAP.
A SLAP is "Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior", if I have a tear of the Labrum anywhere in that area I code a SLAP (840.7). There are several different types of SLAP lesions, but for coding purposes I would stick with definition above.
The most info I have found on this subject is through AAOS, no one else seems to give as detailed info on the subject.
If you have a SLAP tear as well as an injury to the labrum and capsule that is say inferior/posterior then I would code both. I would use an unspec. code for the capsule injury (840.8) or if it is degenerative or chronic 718.01
If you google you can find AAOS articles on the subject. In some cases I have had to send AAOS articles to get these paid together.
Hope that helps a little
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