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    Is a dural repair separately billable when performed with a spinal fusion, lumbar decomprssion? The dural repair was done during the decompression. Thanks.

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    Typically no because the dura should not be opened during a lumbar decompression. If the dura is opened it's usually because of a complication (eg, incidental durotomy or dural tear). Therefore, repair of something you inadvertently did during the procedure is not separately billable.

    Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC
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    www.karenzupko.com

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    Great to see you here Kim!!

    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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    Thanks Rebecca! I will try to help as I can.

    Kim

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    Thanks!!

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