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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Count Days, Not Number of Adhesions

Question: Can you explain the rules for 62263? Can you report this code for each adhesiolysis treatment? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: No. You should count the days and not the adhesions. You should report codes 62263 and 62264 (Percutaneous lysis of epidural adhesions using solution injection (eg, hypertonic saline, enzyme) or mechanical means (eg, catheter) including radiologic localization (includes contrast when administered), multiple [...]