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    Wiki Arthrodesis 4th metatarsophalangeal joint?

    Provider performed a fusion (with a metal plate) on the 4th MTPJ and I can only find a code when the fusion is performed on the 1st MTPJ (great toe 28750). Can anyone direct me as to what would be used for the 4th? Provider performed a partial phalangectomy and fusion of the 4th MTPJ. Thank...
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    Wiki Transforaminal interbody fusion combined with posterior fusion at thoracic levels

    Our surgeon performed a posterior fusion from T5-T12 and also performed transforaminal interbody fusion at T8-9 and T9-10. For the lumbar spine, if posterior and TLIF are performed at the same level, we would use the combination code 22633. But I don't know what to use for thoracic. Can...
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    Wiki triple arthrodesis w/ tibiotalar and fibulotalar fusion vs. Mutiple midtarsal fusion with tibiotalar, and fibulotalar fusion

    I have some questions on how to approach a recent revision that my podiatrist performed. Below is a breakdown of what was performed. Please note that this is a revision procedure and hardware was removed (20680). Ankle fusion -K-wire fixation of the subtalar joint (anterior approach) that...
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    Wiki Instrumentation with spinal fusion

    Procedure: Anterior cervical discectomy & Fusion C5 Anterior discectomy for decompression w/fusion C6-7 Placement of biomechanical interbody device C5-6 Placement of biomechanical interbody device C6-7 Anterior Cervical instrumentation...
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    Wiki Posterolateral arthrodesis and open laminectomy

    Hello, I am very new to neurosurgery and came across an op report that is confusing me. I have attached the report. So far I have 63001 and 63003. Any help or guidance with be very much appreciated. Thank you!
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    Wiki new to spinal coding - arthrodesis question

    Hello everyone, Could you please help me? I am trying to precertify an upcoming surgery and want to make sure that I have the correct codes. He is doing posterior/ posterolateral technique arthrodesis from L2 all the way to the ilium. Would this be 22612 for the first then 22614 for the 3...
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    Wiki Question re: fusion with osteotomy codes

    Patient is having a lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy and fusion to correct the abnormality and spinal alignment. Why does it state in CPT under the Osteotomy header, "To report arthrodesis, see codes 22590-22632. (Report in addition to code[s] for the definitive procedure with modifier...