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Old 02-04-2009, 04:13 PM
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Does or can anyone suggest a Diagnostic code for "L5 Pars Defect"?

Also, a Procedure code for a Corticosteroid injection for the above. "..a 22 gauge 3.5 inch spinal needle was then advanced into the right L5 pars defect at the superior and middle aspect."

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 AM
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Look at 756.11-Spondylolysis, lumbosacral region
Def: Bilateral or unilateral defect through the par interarticularis of a vertebra causes spondylolisthesis. Hope this helps!

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:10 PM
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Thank you, Toni. I had seen that and was hoping I was on the right track for the diagnosis.

Now I just hope someone can guide me to the correct CPT injection code.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:05 PM
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Try 64475 & 64476- (ADX)
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