Coding for shoulder arthroscopy can be difficult and confusing but the 2021 CPT® changes may help to make it a little easier. There are new descriptions for debridement of the should and new instructions for the removal of loose or foreign bodies. Case studies will be looked at for accurate coding.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
Understanding arthroscopic vs open procedures
Learn to apply the new descriptions for limited and extensive debridement, 29822 and 29823
Correct documentation to report removal of loose or foreign bodies
Coding for superior capsular reconstruction
Applying the differences between SLAP repair and Bankart’s, 29806 and 29807
Current NCCI edits for shoulder arthroscopy
Review the NCCI Policy Manual guidelines for additional policies applied by Medicare and commercial insurance
Writing appeals when claims are denied inappropriately.