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    Has anyone in j4 been successful in getting xclose (cpt 22899) paid by medicare trailblazer?
    From what i can tell medicare is deciding to bundle it even with the additional documentation provided with 63030... I appreciate any suggestions

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I'm in J11 but I have heard, from other coders (different localities), that they are experiencing the same type of denial(s).

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina



    I have something from the AANS indicating that this is part (X-Close) of the global surgery package for performing a discectomy and not separately billable.

    Since I didn't have this information at the time of my last post, I thought I would let you know.

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