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Interspinous process decompression

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    Default Interspinous process decompression
    Clearnace Sale
    I have a claim thats being denied by BC as experimental. T0171 insertion of posterior spinous process detraction device lumbar.

    His dictation states "dilator was placed into the L4-5 interspinous ligament and then sequentially dilated until I get the sizer in. The sizer was placed and I chose a10mm sizer which tightened up the facet capsules and interspinous ligaments nicely. A 10mm implant was chosen and it was inserted in between the interspinous processes without difficulty,etc."

    Is there another code that better describes this or should I have billed unlisted?

    Thanks for all input!!!

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    North Carolina
    Many insurance companies have polices on the XSTOP procedure (0171T). What diagnosis code did you submit? Spinal stenosis is normally the accepted diagnosis code.
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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    Spinal stenosis

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