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    Question Growth rod lengthening

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    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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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Long Island/New York


    is it a VEPTR? either way I think you'll be using the unlisted code..

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    Thumbs up

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

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    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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