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22830..use more than once?

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    I have an exploration of a prior anterior cervical fusion at C4-5 and C5-6. OK to use 22830 for the 1st level and then 22830-59 for the 2nd level? Haven't done this way before and don't want a kickback...Thanks!

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    I just presented this question on a Medtronic webinar and this was the answer I received.

    "Code 22830 can only be reported one time per session. If there are 2 separate sites that are not subsequent you could report twice with 59 modifier."
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 02-10-2009 at 02:50 PM.
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    Thank you so much for your help!

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