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    Default 0171T Question

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    Does anyone know if the CPT 0171T should be used for the insertion of the Wallis Device? I'm thinking so but I want a second opinion. According to the Op Note nothinig else was done but putting in the device. No facetectomy, foraminotomy or Laminectomy.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Wallis Device? We perform 0171T and this in often referred to as the X STOP procedure.

    I'm interested in what you're referring to.


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Modesto, CA; Central Valley Chapter


    What I found about the Wallis was it is an implant that is used for chronic low back pain (interspinous process implant) There is information on the internet; I even found pictures.

    Sounds similar to the x-stop.

    I do not see any other code that seems to fit.

    Actually, both are very interesting check them both out on the web.


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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Thanks, Tina!

    Happy Friday! Rebecca

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Default Not just X-stop

    Code 0171T is for insertion of interspinous device, not specifically X-Stop. It covers X-stop, but it also covers any interspinous device. Hope that helps.

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