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Diane Posted Sat 13th of June, 2015 12:32:24 PM

WHAT IS THE CPT CODE FOR TAKEDOWN POSTEROLATERAL FUSION L3-S1. The operative report indicated that the spinal canal was completely encased in bone. A large burr drill was used to thin out the bone fron L3 to the sacrum. Foraminotomy rongeurs were used to remove bone from the foramina. Membranous allograft was placed over the dura. THere was bone graft present and the construct still remained solid from previous fusion. Also complete laminectomy L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1 with foraminotiomies bilaterally at all three levels. I am just confused about the "takedown" of the mass overgrowth. Is there a code?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 15th of June, 2015 05:32:27 AM

Well, when complete laminectomy L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1 with foraminotomies bilaterally is performed then mass overgrowth takedown will not be billed separately, this is bundled into the procedure.

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