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    Default Cpt Mri Scapula

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    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default Not 73218

    NOT my area of expertise, but I'll share my thoughts ...

    I wouldn't consider the scapula part of the upper extremity, unless I was focusing on the shoulder joint. So I definitely would not use 73218.

    If the focus is on the joint, then I think you could use 73221.

    If not on the joint, I think you may be stuck with an unlisted code 76498.

    Let us know what you decide, and how it turns out.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC

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