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Total Shoulder Resurfacing

Charlene Posted Fri 22nd of November, 2019 11:59:28 AM
Due to severe arthritis in a 40 year old BCBS patient, surgeon performed resurfacing of the humerus and glenoid. I cannot locate a HCPCS, such as S2118, for total hip resurfacing. Do you have a suggestion other than unlisted cpt 23929?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 25th of November, 2019 07:29:59 AM

Hi Charlene,

Thank you for your question.

You should use code 23470, Arthroplasty, glenohumeral joint; hemiarthroplasty (Copeland resurfacing).

Please see the link below:

https://www.supercoder.com/coding-newsletters/my-orthopedic-coding-alert/operative-report-examination-reporting-unlisted-for-shoulder-resurfacing-hemiarthroplasties-read-this-first-article  

Feel free to ask for any further query.

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