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Orthopedic Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Draw the Line Between Levels Versus Interspaces

Question: If the surgeon fuses vertebrae L1 through L3, should I report 22612, 22614; or 22612, 22614 x 2? Wyoming Subscriber Answer: You should report 22612 (Arthrodesis, posterior or posterolateral technique, single level; lumbar [with lateral transverse technique when performed]) along with a single unit of +22614 (... each additional vertebral segment [List separately in addition to code for primary procedure]). [...]