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Caralee Posted Wed 12th of October, 2016 16:19:52 PM
Please help with coding for T8 to Ileus fusion and revision of T11 to S1 fusion with exploration at L5-S1. Pt. has multilevel spinal Pseudarthrosis. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 13th of October, 2016 03:06:29 AM


Would require more information from your side to provide you with the correct CPT codes. Spinal coding is approach and technique based coding. Coding varies as per technique and approach. Technique could be  anterior interbody, posterior or posterolateral technique or , lateral extracavitary technique. They all have seperate CPT codes. Kindly provide this information.

Again, revision of a prior fusion may include procedures such as exploration of a fusion (22830), removal (22852), reinsertion (22849), or placement of spinal instrumentation (22840-22844), and performance of a fusion at the same or adjacent levels (22612, 22614, 22630, 22632). Coding will be based on the procedures performed during revision. 

Kindly provide this information as well.

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