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Old 03-16-2011, 01:23 PM
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Default CPT 22551 vs 22554 & 63075

What's the difference?

When would 22554 & 63075 be appropriate? When would 22551?

Am I the only one that's confused?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:36 PM
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You now report 22551 for what was traditionally reported with 63075/22554. You would report 63075 or 22554 if performed at different levels.


http://www.karenzupko.com/resources/...hive_2011.html
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:39 AM
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Default clarification on 22551, 63075 and 22554

Rebecca,

Can I clarify your statement and Karen Zupko's link you posted.

"you now report 22551 for what was traditionally reported with 63075/22554. You would report 63075 or 22554 if performed at different levels."

If I have different levels, you would STILL report 22554 and 63075-51, but if both are done at the 'same' level, you would use 22551?


Thank you,

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:19 PM
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Rebecca,

Can I clarify your statement and Karen Zupko's link you posted.

"you now report 22551 for what was traditionally reported with 63075/22554. You would report 63075 or 22554 if performed at different levels."

If I have different levels, you would STILL report 22554 and 63075-51, but if both are done at the 'same' level, you would use 22551?


Thank you,

Susan
22551 is a newer code, created in 2011. Prior to that, if an ACDF was performed at a single level, you would report 63075 and 22554. Since 2011, if an ACDF is performed at a single level, you report 22551 only. 63075 and 22554 both still exist for use when discectomy and arthrodesis are not performed together, but cannot be used together if both are performed at the same level; this would be bundling.

Hope this helps clarify
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