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rhizotomy code help!!

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    Dr indicates in report:

    Procedure; Left L5, sacral ala, S1 x2, S2 x2, and S3 x2 sacroiliac joint rhizotomy via radiofrequency thermal coagulation.

    I am confused on how to code this one.

    I am wondering if I should code it like this;

    64622 for the L5
    64623 for the sacral ala
    64623 for the S1 but this is where I am stupmed cause he indicates x2 would i do another 64623 cause he states x2?

    And so on for the S2 x2 and S3 x2.

    If anyone has some insight that would be great.

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    Albany, New York
    Inquire as to whether or not the physician means bilateral.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    Dr indicates the left in his report....

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