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    IS 29823 BUNDLED TO 29826 AND/OR 29827?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coders_rock! View Post
    IS 29823 BUNDLED TO 29826 AND/OR 29827?

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    Its not per CCI

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    Quote Originally Posted by coders_rock! View Post
    IS 29823 BUNDLED TO 29826 AND/OR 29827?

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    per Medicare 29823 IS bundled into 29826, a lot of payors do follow Medicare guidelines. However, you can bill together IF debridement was done in different "area" of shoulder like inside the glenohumeral joint for debridement of labrum, chonroplasty of humeral head ect....., you would have to put mod 59 on it- assuming you have the supporting documentation.

    I can think of a couple AAOS articles that might be helpful,
    AAOS bulletin 4/2006
    AAOS NOW issue 3/2009

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    We bill this frequently and I review the dictation to make sure the provider has used a separate incision or port to identify that this is separately reportable(normally in the glenohumeral joint). I then use 59,51 on the 29823 to make sure it gets paid. For the most part these do go through without a problem for my group here in WA.

    Kelsey, CPC

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