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    Hello all and TGIF,

    29827 and 29826 also done (WC patient)

    "very extensive debridement of the capsulitis/synovitis throughout the joint. Degenerative tearing of the anterior, superior and posterior labrum debrided."

    Would say enough to bill 29823?


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    Yes, I have an article from the Wisconsin Medical Society that states 29823 is used when both sections of the gleno-humeral joint (anterior and posterior) or in any part of the gleno-humeral joint and the sub-acromial bursa are debride.

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    thanks and that was my take on this case

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