Results 1 to 2 of 2

Spinal Surgery Instrumentation Removal

  1. #1
    Smile Spinal Surgery Instrumentation Removal
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello All,

    Can someone provide clarification for me? When removing instrumentation you use procedure code 22850 to remove a Harrington rod and procedure 22852 to remove segmental instrumention, but which code would you use remove pedicle screws at just 2 levels? Thanks for any help.

  2. Default
    if you go to code 20670-20680. hope this helps. these codes may bundle so check with cci edits.


Similar Threads

  1. Spinal Instrumentation insertion and removal coding question
    By in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-15-2015, 09:24 AM
  2. Spinal Instrumentation Removal / Revision
    By mkessler10 in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-19-2013, 12:50 PM
  3. Spinal Instrumentation Codes - I wanted to know if there are any
    By lewisbr in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2013, 08:16 AM
  4. removal and reinsertion of spinal instrumentation
    By sherring1 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 04:00 PM
  5. Spinal Instrumentation
    By mbdk1977 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-25-2008, 05:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.