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  1. #1
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    Long Island/New York

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    can 63707 and 63047 be reported when performed at the same level? I had ins co deny but couldn't find any articles to support.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina



    "If a dural (cerebrospinal fluid) leak occurs during a spinal procedure, repair of the dural leak is integral to the spinal procedure. CPT code 63707 or 63709 (repair of dural/cerebrospinal fluid leak) should not be reported separately for the repair."


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    However...I have been told you could, potentially, bill the primary procedure with a modifier 22 is the dural repair was significant.

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    Long Island/New York

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