AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 10 (October)

Endoscopy/Arthroscopy, 29889, 29909 (Q&A) (October 1998)

October 1998 page 11 Coding Consultation Endoscopy/Arthroscopy, 29889, 29909 (Q&A) Question My physician performs an arthroscopic shoulder procedure where heat is used to shrink the capsule in the shoulder. What code would I use to report this procedure? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, there is no specific CPT code that accurately describes the use of heat to shrink the capsule in the shoulder performed through an arthroscope. Therefore, the unlisted arthroscopic code 29909, Unlisted procedure, arthro-scopy, would be reported. It is important to recognize that when reporting an unlisted code, a copy of the report that...

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