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Zero-P cortical allograft/interbody spacer and plating /fixation device

Janet Posted Thu 06th of February, 2020 11:39:27 AM
Good morning, I am new to the neurosurgery coding and need help in an allograft question (#3) PROCEDURE: 1. C4-C5, C5-C6 anterior cervical diskectomy. 2. C4-C5, C5-C6 anterior cervical 2-level arthrodesis. 3. C4-C5, C5-C6 anterior cervical 2-level fusion with these Zero-P cortical allograft/interbody spacer and plating/fixation device, x2, C4-5 and C5-6 4. Use of intraoperative microscope. 5. Use of intraoperative fluoroscopy. 6. Somatosensory evoked potential and EEG monitoring. Would this device / allograft be 22899 or 22853 plus 20931 ? thank you in advance for your help.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of February, 2020 07:23:12 AM

Hi Janet,

Thank you for your question.

The Correct code to bill for C4-C5, C5-C6 placement of interbody prosthesis will be 22853. However, this code will be billed along with the primary code. Feel free to ask for any further query.

 

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