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Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

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    We are trying to precert this. What code shall we use?

    Thanks,

    Kim, CPC

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    I am thinking it is 0195T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kibbit99 View Post
    We are trying to precert this. What code shall we use?

    Thanks,

    Kim, CPC
    Where is fusion being done (level) -- which anterior or posterier?

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    The XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion) is typically reported using 22558.

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    I also had the 22558 code in mind, but it is for an anterior approach. The precert staff will be asking more info from the physician.

    Thanks again,

    Kim, CPC

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    PLIF and TLIF=22630
    XLIF and DLIF=22558

    Just an fyi...

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    Great!

    Thanks for all of your help!

    Kim, CPC

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