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Anterior Cerv Diskectomies & Bil Formaninotomies C5-6,C6-7 with Ant Cerv Fusion

Charles Posted Fri 28th of September, 2012 15:02:08 PM

No op report yet:
1.Anterior Cervical Diskectomies & Bil Foraminotomies C5-6 & C6-7
2.Anterior Cerv Fusion C5-6 & C6-7 with Peek Cage (LDR) & BMA Stem Cell prep mixed in with putty
3.Onlay dural graft C5-6 & C6-7
4.Microdissection
5.Anterior fixation instrumentation

Im thinking the following codes: 22551, 22552, 22851x2,22845,63710,69990,38220,38241, 38232

How to capture the bilateral foraminotomies?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 28th of September, 2012 18:00:15 PM

Begin with 63045 (Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy [unilateral or bilateral with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root{s}, {e.g., spinal or lateral recess stenosis}], single vertebral segment; cervical) for C5--64. Then add +63048 (… each additional segment, cervical, thoracic, or lumbar [List separately in addition to code for primary procedure]) three times to represent the laminectomies and foraminotomies at the additional levels C6-7.

Charles Posted Tue 02nd of October, 2012 20:23:22 PM

Thank you

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