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Juli Posted Tue 03rd of March, 2020 14:59:27 PM
hello, my doctor performed an arthroscopic bursectomy of the elbow, how should it be coded?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 04th of March, 2020 03:28:28 AM

Hello Juli,

Thank you for your question.


There is no specific code available for arthroscopic bursectomy of the elbow, hence report the procedure with CPT® code 29999- Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy.


Note: When reporting a procedure with an unlisted code, submit a cover letter explaining the reason for choosing the unlisted code instead of a defined, active code. Include one or more similar codes and compare your service to those codes to justify the claim amount you are billing. Also include the operative notes or other relevant documentation to strengthen the claim and to avoid a possible denial.


Hope that helps!


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