Caralee Posted Sat 09th of December, 2017 12:44:35 PM
Surgeon performed thoracic bilateral kyphoplasty at T3 and T10 via two separate incisions. Would it be appropriate to use codes 22513 , 22513-59 OR 22513 and 22515? Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 11th of December, 2017 02:10:32 AM
As per the above documentation, appropriate code(s) for bilateral kyphoplasty at T3 and T10 would be 22513 (for initial vertebral body treated in the thoracic area; i.e., T3 AND for each additional vertebral body treated, report one unit of add-on code 22515; i.e. for T10).
Note: Codes 22513-22515 specify unilateral and bilateral; do not apply modifier 59 to add-on code 22515.