Frequently Asked Coding Questions

Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

This month’s column addresses recent questions related to correct coding under the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) rules and the AAOS Global Service Data Guide (GSDG).

Shoulder Surgery
My coder says that, effective Jan. 1, 2013, only one surgical CPT code can be submitted, even when two or more procedures are performed in the same shoulder.

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