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    In an ASC setting, if the Dr performs arthroscopic glenohumeral debridement, acromioplast, distal clavicular resection and mini open rotator cuff repair, should I be adding DX code V64.43 to indicate arthroscopic procedure converted to open? Or does this not apply in this situation?


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    Without the op note to see exactly what your physician states on why he did a mini open, I can not answer that question.

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    Default Orthopedic coder wannabe

    Doc states he did arthoscopic debnridement, ritht glenohumeral joint, and arthreoscopic acromioplasty, rt shoulder, and a mini open right rotator cuff repair. I need to know if a mini rotator cuff repair includes the other procedures.

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