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Help with coding spinal surgery

  1. #1
    Columbus Ohio
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    I am not good at coding spinal procedures and was hoping someone could help me with one. I can't post the whole op report but I can post what the physician states he performed.

    1. Reoperative exposure from L5 to S3 with sacral laminectoy revision.
    2. Dissection of sacral nerve roots.
    3. Assessment of sacral nerve root function with intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring.
    4. Reoperative treatment of sacral meningeal diverticulum
    5. Wrapping of the right S3 nerve root.
    6. Wrapping of the left S2 nerve root.
    7. Dorsal sacral reconstruction with resorbable plating.
    8. Use of intraoperative miscroscope.

    The physician is coding it as 64999, 64999, & 69990 and that just doesn't seem right to me. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks Amy

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    I will have to see the op note to be of assistance on this I know it is long but you can e-mail it to me if want

  3. #3
    North Carolina

    I've been pondering on your scenario and I must's an interesting one. If it's not much trouble, I would like to see the op note, also. Is there any way you can post it?

  4. #4
    Columbus Ohio
    Thanks guys for your help. Let me try again to see if I can get it to post. Mitchellde I will try to email it to you also. I really appreciate your help as I am not sure what to do with this one.

    I still can't get it to attach as the file is to big and I can't paste it in here because it isn't a text document. I will go look and see if I can find a help thread on posting documents.

    Thanks again for the help.

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