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Reverse Bankart Repair

Carmel Posted Tue 22nd of September, 2015 13:46:36 PM

My doctor dictated that he performed a 'reverse bankart repair' describing the procedure as 'the labru was debrided of loose friable tissue back to stable-looking tissue. Next, in series working from inferior to superior, three biomet juggerknot suture anchors were placed. curved suture passers were used to bring the sutures around the labrum and then the knots tied on the glenoid neck side of the fixation, both restoring the concavity compression effect as well as securely fixing the posterior labrum to the posterior glenoid.

How would this be coded? As there is no code for a 'reverse' bankart my inclination is to bill a 29999 and submit documentation.

Or, could I still bill a 29806?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of September, 2015 05:11:33 AM

Well, thanks for your question.

There is no specific code for Reverse Bankart Repair, so CPT 29999 appears to be appropriate code for this scenario.

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