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Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Question: Which code should we report for a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty? Subscriber Answer: You should report 23472 (Arthroplasty, glenohumeral joint; total shoulder [glenoid and proximal humeral replacement (e.g., total shoulder)]) for the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. If the surgeon can provide sufficient supporting documentation and thinks his work on the arthroplasty went over and above what the total shoulder replacement [...]

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