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Vats For Thoracic Hnp


Kansas City, Missouri
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Does anyone know what code, if any, is appropriate for the video assisted thoracoscopy when done to facilitate anterolateral decompression of a T9-10 HNP? I see a code for a posterior lumbar endoscopically assisted procedure, but not for an anterior thoracic procedure. The other codes are for open procedures. Should I use the anterior discectomy code and append a 52 modifier? This is my first one to code and would truly appreciate any direction you can give me! Thanks