tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 5

Reader Question: Yes, You Can Report 2 Codes for Repairs of Both Shoulders

Question: Our surgeon wants to report two units of 23410 for repairs done in same shoulder. There were tears of both the teres major and latissimus dorsi. Repair was done through a single incision for full thickness of tears of 90% of the tendon with a very small slip of the upper border of the tendon remaining attached. Please recommend if we can report 2 units of 23410 or only one unit of 23410 with modifier 22 for the repair of the second tear. Ohio Subscriber Answer: CPT® code 23410 (Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff [e.g., rotator cuff]...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert.

TCI's Outpatient Facility Coding Alert helps your facility stay profitable by covering issues that are important to you — everything from billing strategies and appropriate payment indicators to coding tips and tricks, analysis of industry trends, and so much more. Subscribe today and let our experts make your job easier.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 650 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2012 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!