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vertebral arthery repair

Loredana Posted Thu 06th of September, 2018 14:10:39 PM
Hello everyone, patient had a vertebral arthery repair done a day after an ACDF . What CPT code would be appropriate? Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of September, 2018 08:12:30 AM

Hi Loredana,

Before we come to any conclusion, we would like to know the age of patient and the reason for vertebral artery repair. If it the the complication of ACDF and patient is not under medicare plan and is not returned to operating room (OR), then vertebral artery repair may come under global period of main surgery that is ACDF. We would like you to send us more details for appropriate coding. Also see the below provided link for further clarity. Thank you.

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/GloballSurgery-ICN907166.pdf 

 

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