C5-C6, C6-C7 Debridement of the disc and paraspinal abscess drainage

pwright3603

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Can I get some help with this one?
C4, C5 AND C6 corpectomy and fusion was planned but this was not done to due abscess from that area. The osteophyte at C5-C6, C6-C7 and was replaced by granulation tissue which was curetted. The loose osteophyte was rongeured out. Pus continued on to the epidural space and this was drained. I dirlled the endplate of the C5-C6, C6-C7 until I saw fresh bleeding bone. Epidural space was cleared of all the granulation with curettes.

That is the bulk of it.
 
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penguins11

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Without knowing exactly what was done, it is kind of hard to pinpoint but from your description, I would probably look at codes 22110 and 21501 and see if one of these best fits the work you feel was done.
 
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