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2024 The Anatomy of Coding Educational Series – Shoulder


Sometimes it seems the simple things are the most difficult.  For example, CPT code 29826 states decompression of the subacromial space with acromioplasty.  Is it necessary to perform a bursectomy for subacromial decompression and the acromioplasty or if the physician only performs the acromioplasty alone can you still report 29826?  I have also heard that the AMA may back off its assertion that 8-10mm of the distal clavicle must be removed in order to report 29824.  Join us for clarification on shoulder procedures and any updates that may be available from the AMA.

For more information about this course, read Paul Cadorette’s blog Shoulder Debridement Coding: CPT 29822, 29823, and Practical Examples

Paul Cadorette CPC, CPC-P, COC, COSC, CASCC, is the Director of Educational Services at nimble solutions.  With over 20 years of ASC coding experience, Paul is responsible for developing specialized training and educational materials which have been featured by many of the industry’s most prominent organizations and publications, including: Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Coding Edge Magazine, Outpatient Surgery, and Becker’s ASC Review, among others. As a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, Paul has lectured at numerous AAPC state and chapter conferences, multiple state ASC educational conferences, and provided training for some of the industry’s largest healthcare organizations.

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