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Adjacent Level Fusion - Cervical & Thoracic

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    Needing to estimate charges for an adjacent level cervical fusion, C4-5, and at same time thoracic adjacent level T1-2.
    I'm thinking baseline code set:
    I'm thinking posterior approach due to thoracic. Validated NCCI edits, none.
    Am I missing anything?
    No medical record to review at this date.
    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Fort Myers, FL
    Medical Billing
    22840 has an MUE of 1 so you can only bill that once.

    Are they taking out any of the previous instrumentation?
    What is the Interbody Device code for? There is no Posterior Interbody Fusion Codes for the Cervical or Thoracic
    Sara Boyce, CPC, CPMA, SRS, AAPC Associate
    Neurosurgical Coder

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