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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

CPT 2011: 61781, 61782, 61783 Enhance Your Stereotactic Procedure Accuracy


- Published on Mon, Nov 08, 2010

2 new arthrodesis codes, revisions to 20930, 20931 coming your way for Jan. 1

Additional stereotaxis and arthrodesis codes are just two of the plusses in the new and revised codes your neurosurgery practice will have on hand in 2011.

In fact, CPT will introduce over 200 new codes in 2011 and revise over 90 codes to help keep your coding more specific than ever, spanning a number of specialties, from dermatology to orthopedics to cardiology, and beyond.

Make Room for Extra Arthrodesis Specificity

Starting Jan. 1, you will be required to report arthrodesis procedures that include discectomy, osteophytectomy and spinal cord decompression with two new bundled codes:

  • 22551 -- Arthrodesis, anterior interbody, including disc space preparation, discectomy, osteophytectomy and decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve roots; cervical below C2
  • 22552 -- Arthrodesis, anterior interbody, including disc space preparation, discectomy, osteophytectomy and decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve roots; cervical below C2, each additional interspace (List separately in [...]

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