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Orthopedic Coding Alert

CPT® 2013 Update:
4 New Codes Upgrade Your Coding for Revision Arthroplasty of Shoulder And Elbow

Tip: Determine if one or both components of joint are revised.2013 brings you a new array of codes for revision in shoulder and elbow arthroplasty which should help streamline your reporting as these include the removal of prior prostheses. Starting Jan. 1, you'll be able to report the following for your surgeon's revision arthroplasty services in the shoulder or elbow joint: 23473 -- Revision of total shoulder arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral or glenoid component23474 -- Revision of total shoulder arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral and glenoid component24370 -- Revision of total elbow arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral or ulnar component24371 -- Revision of total elbow arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral and ulnar componentYou Needn't Report Prosthesis Removal Any LongerYour options in 2012 for shoulder revision include the codes for removal of foreign body and those of arthroplasty, depending upon whether humeral, glenoid, or both components were revised. "Currently, in order [...]


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