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Foraminal Sounding

Diane Posted Wed 13th of March, 2019 15:04:05 PM
Have you ever heard of foraminal sounding? If so is it billable? and what is the CPT code? A insurance company peer review asked my doctor if this was done during the spine surgery. Now my doctor lists it on all his spine surgery operative reports and I can not find anything about this procedure.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of March, 2019 02:27:24 AM

Hi Diane

 

Thanks for your question.

 

Sounding is the process done to clean up any obstruction in a hollow space or a foramen. It may also be called probing. If this is done during the procedure, then it should not be billed separately.

 

Please provide some more information to make sure if this can be billed or not.

 

Thanks.

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