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how do I code this lumbar surgery - diagnosis discitis, osteomyelities

SuperCoder Posted Thu 16th of February, 2012 19:32:53 PM

Operaton: Extensive bilateral L5-S1 lami, disectomy for debridement of discitis, decompressive foraminotomies at L5-S1 level. placement of drain for abscess.
Dx: Discitis, osteomyelitis ad spinal epidural abscess

this procedure was not due to postoperative complication. this patient presented to the ER and had surgery.
How do I code this?

SuperCoder Posted Thu 16th of February, 2012 19:35:41 PM

Operaton: Extensive bilateral L5-S1 lami, disectomy for debridement of discitis, decompressive foraminotomies at L5-S1 level. placement of drain for abscess.
Dx: Discitis, osteomyelitis ad spinal epidural abscess

this procedure was not due to postoperative complication. this patient presented to the ER and had surgery.
How do I code this?

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