AC Dislocation

April 17, 2014

Question:

I am looking for a CPT code for an arthroscopic repair of an acromioclavicular dislocation. I cannot find a code and am not sure how to report this procedure. Can you advise how to report this procedure?

Answer:

Assuming the documentation supports the service you describe, the correct code will be an unlisted arthroscopy, 29999. For comparison, you can consider CPT code 23550 Open treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic. This code does not include any grafting.