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    Wiki 63042/63030-51

    The patient underwent a "revision L5-S1 decompression/microdiskectomy". Diagnosis "Lumbar radiculopathy with scar tissue formation and intractable pain" From the op note "...recent MRI of the lumbar spine demonstrated significant scar tissue in & around the S1 nerve root..." Would the use of...
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    Wiki Anterior lumbar Discectomy WITH decompression

    Provider is doing a lumbar artificial disc replacement. He indicates that he did a complete discectomy with decompression and wants to use unlisted code 22899 because code 22857 indicates discectomy (other then for decompression). as well as codes 22558,22845,22851 . The report indicates: The...