L Posted Wed 27th of July, 2016 01:00:31 AM
Looking for code assistance on the following please:
DIAGNOSIS: Right elbow chronic posterior and posterolateral impingement symptoms.
PROCEDURE: Arthroscopy, right elbow, with debridement, impinging synovial tissue posterolateral aspect of joint, and debridement of spur formation, olecranon, olecranon fossa arthroscopically.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 28th of July, 2016 03:38:31 AM
Use CPT code 29837 for arthroscopic limited debridement of elbow OR use CPT code 29838 if arthroscopic extensive debridement of elbow joint was performed. M19.021 should be used as the ICD 10 code.