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Growth rod lengthening

  1. Question Growth rod lengthening
    Medical Coding Books
    I am looking for the best code to use for the lengthening of spinal instrumentation growth rods. There seems to be nothing specific. Would 22849 be my best choice or 22899? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Long Island/New York
    is it a VEPTR? either way I think you'll be using the unlisted code..

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    It was not a VEPTR, but I actually have one of those today, so you are a life saver. Many thanks.

  4. #4
    Greater Pittsburgh
    I also agree with 22899 unlisted/spine CPT for growth rods.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    Always feel better with as much reinforcement as possible. Thanks for the support.

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