I've done quite a bit of research (incl this site) trying to distinguish the difference between 23415 and 23130. As yet I have found nothing that clears it up for me. Does the difference have to do with the target intent (i.e. CA ligament had to be released in order to do the acromioplasty therefore it should be 23130)? Is there a general verbiage I should look for in the body of the note that indicates which one to use? Our providers do this procedure quite a bit and in most cases do both a CA release and an acromioplasty. I am aware that both codes are CCI edits incl with RCR so I am not questioning the difference in those cases.
Would greatly appreciate as many opinions as possible!
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