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    I work in an orthopedic clinic. The doctors are requesting an article from a medical journal/website defining the difference of chronic versus acute for cpt codes 23410 and 23412 if there is only a small Rotator cuff tear.


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    Wink Hope this helps


    Also in the Ingenix Ortho Coding companion it states, "Report 23410 if the repair is done for an acute rupture of the musculotendinous cuff and 23412 if chronic.
    Last edited by nrichard; 10-26-2011 at 02:51 PM.

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    We also now have the ICD-9 code of 726.13 Partial Rotator cuff tear effective 10/01/11.
    Just a FYI

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