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    I have a surgeon who is going to perform an arthroscopic Tuberoplasty of the shoulder.

    Does anyone have any idea of a CPT code for this ? I am at the point of using the
    unlisted code, but I would still need an open code to compare to.

    Please, please help

    Thank you

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    Published in Orthopedic Coding Alert, May 2010

    Question: Our physician’s notes state that he debrided a patient’s long, pointy-looking greater tuberosity. He documented that he performed a tuberoplasty. What is tuberoplasty, and is it bundled with rotator cuff repair?Washington Subscriber

    Answer: You should be able to report both codes, but realize that CPT does not include a code for tuberoplasty. If the surgeon completed the procedure arthroscopically, you would submit 29827 (Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with rotator cuff repair) with 29999 (Unlisted procedure, arthroplasty). [...]

    maybe 29826 as compare to code....

    hope this helps!

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