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Jan 27th, 2012 - melqura

Shoulder Oats procedure

What is the CPT® code for a shoulder OATS procedure Allograft and open. Thank you

Mariam

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Jan 27th, 2012 - nmaguire   2,606 

re: Shoulder Oats procedure

Aetna, Cigna and others consider all of the following procedures experimental and investigational because their effectiveness has not been established:

Autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty in the treatment of articular cartilage defects/lesions;
Hybrid autologous chondrocyte implantation/osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) technique for the treatment of osteochondral defects;
OATS in the treatment of articular cartilage defects/lesions;
Osteochondral autograft transplantation to repair chondral defects of the elbow, patellar, shoulder, or other joints.
http://medpolicy.ibx.com/policies/mpi.nsf/e94faffabc7b0da68525695e0068df65/6962919AE57A3A7685257815005EAB09?OpenDocument

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