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Leigh Posted Thu 31st of March, 2011 16:48:31 PM

Our office is having a disagreement as to what a "complete" lumbar spine is according to this code.
Theory 1- 72114 is a 4 vw complete series plus 2 vw bending which = 6 total vws.
Theory 2- 72114 is a 2 or 3 vw complete series plus 2 vw bending which = 4-5 total vws
Which is correct and is it anywhere in "print"


SuperCoder Answered Thu 31st of March, 2011 19:16:47 PM

To justify to the complete level of exam 72114, it should justify just the previous level of exam, i.e.,72110 and in addition it would need additional bending views.

It can't be 2-3 views plus two bending views; because it is not justifying the previous level of service at least without the bending views.

Will try to find info resource ASAP & send you.

Leigh Posted Fri 01st of April, 2011 15:37:02 PM

Thanks so much. We collectively talked it out and agreed :)

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