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    I need a cpt code for arthroscopic subacrominal bursectomy

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    Hi,
    I go with 29823.

    Nalini cpc

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    The correct code is 29826. According to the description from the Ingenix Coding Companion:

    The arthroscope is inserted into the posterior portal, where it is driven into the subacromial space for visualization of the subacromial joint. A limited bursectomy is performed using a full radius shaver and, if necessary, the physician clears the undersurface of the antero-lateral acromion of soft tissue.

    Hope this helps

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    Code 29826 is correct. Bursectomy is included.

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    CPT code 29826 would NOT be appropriate for just a bursectomy. CPT 29826 is for coding a subacromial decompression that they bundle a minimal bursectomy into. For just a straight bursectomy, use debridement codes 29822 or 29823, depending on the number of areas or amount of debridement that took place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKacheline View Post
    CPT code 29826 would NOT be appropriate for just a bursectomy. CPT 29826 is for coding a subacromial decompression that they bundle a minimal bursectomy into. For just a straight bursectomy, use debridement codes 29822 or 29823, depending on the number of areas or amount of debridement that took place.
    I agree..

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