Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

1.  Acromioclavicular separtion

Posted 11 days ago
Would like some guidance in coding of arthroscopic reduction and tight rope fixation for acromioclavicular separation.
Question to a specific CPT code.


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Joanne Bunney
Coding/Abstracting Specialist
Campbell County Memorial Hospital
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2.  RE: Acromioclavicular separtion

Posted 9 days ago
​I found this on the Karen Zupko website.  I don't see any other new CPT codes in the arthroscopic section since 2014.

April 17, 2014

Question:

I am looking for a CPT code for an arthroscopic repair of an acromioclavicular dislocation. I cannot find a code and am not sure how to report this procedure. Can you advise how to report this procedure?

Answer:

Assuming the documentation supports the service you describe, the correct code will be an unlisted arthroscopy, 29999. For comparison, you can consider CPT code 23550 Open treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic. This code does not include any grafting.



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Allison Evans, RHIA
Coding Manager
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3.  RE: Acromioclavicular separtion

Posted 9 days ago
IThank you so much for the feedback, very helpful.  

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Joanne Bunney
Coding/Abstracting Specialist
Campbell County Memorial Hospital
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