AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 5 (May)

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery with Acromioplasty (May 2001)

May 2001 pages 8-9 Case by Case Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery with Acromioplasty The following operative report describes an arthroscopic shoulder procedure involving partial acromioplasty, limited debridement, arch decompression, excision of bursal tissue, and coracoacromial release. The appropriate CPT choices will be indicated, along with discussion on the selected CPT codes. Please note: As each case is unique, the coding information presented in this case study pertains to this case only. Your specific case may vary. Remember to review all available information carefully before choosing the appropriate CPT code(s) for your specific case. The Case Preoperative diagnosis: Left shoulder impingement...

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