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    i have coded posterior laminectomy cervical 3-6, lateral mass screws, instrumentation 3-6, fusion with bmp & local autograft, 3-6, foraminotomies bilateral 4-5 & 5-6 like this : 22600, 22614x2, 22842, 63020-50, 63035-50x2,
    and 20936. dx code 721.1. what is missing?

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    i have coded posterior laminectomy cervical 3-6, lateral mass screws, instrumentation 3-6, fusion with bmp & local autograft, 3-6, foraminotomies bilateral 4-5 & 5-6 like this : 22600, 22614x2, 22842, 63020-50, 63035-50x2,
    and 20936. dx code 721.1. what is missing?
    The only thing I see missing is the BMP. BMP=20930

    I do have one question: Were all three levels performed bilaterally? It's written as if only C4-C5 & C5-C6 were performed bilaterally...-> "3-6, foraminotomies bilateral 4-5 & 5-6" Questioning 63020-50 (C3-C4)


    Just making sure
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 03-03-2010 at 03:22 PM.

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