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Discover How to Report Open Capsular Shift

Question: Our surgeon performed an anterior reconstruction of the shoulder with a capsular shift as an open procedure. How should we report this? Montana Subscriber Answer: You should report 23466 (Capsulorrhaphy, glenohumeral joint, any type multi-directional instability) for the open procedure.  Physicians perform inferior capsular shift to treat multi-directional shoulder instability. If the physician ever performs the procedure arthroscopically, you should instead [...]