Question arthrodesis 22614 billing question for Neurosurgery

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Can you bill for an new arthrodesis code (22614) on a patient you are doing a surgery on that has had a previous arthrodesis at the same level? .
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I don't see any reason why not. My guess is that there is going to be a complication at that level like hardware failure. There is going to be a reason for it, and that will need to be reflected in the ICD.10.
 
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Hi
Can you bill for an new arthrodesis code (22614) on a patient you are doing a surgery on that has had a previous arthrodesis at the same level? .
Thank you
22614 is an add on code. Can never be primary. You would bill primary fusion code with appropriate modifier if in global. There is not a revision fusion code so you bill it just like a new one.
 
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