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Arul karthik Answered Wed 12th of October, 2011 16:57:02 PM

Hello everyone,

If physician does removal of total disk arthoplasty, C5-C6 anterior arthrodesis with placement of prosthetic intervertebral device with PEEK cage and instrumentation, should I just bill 22864 for the removal of the arthoplasty, or 22551;22851;22845;20931 for the fusion? Per CCI 22864 cannot be billed with 22551,22851,22845,20931
Whisch codes should be billed?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 13th of October, 2011 03:01:02 AM

It seems to be closest with 22861 (Revision including replacement of total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior approach, single interspace; cervical).

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