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22849 vs 22842

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    We did an fusion/instrumentation at L2-3. Two months later the patient developes an osteoporotic fracture and we do a fusion/instrumentation at L1 to L3. We removed all the instrumentation and replaced with new. Should we use 22849 or 22842?


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    Just a quick thought...wouldnt use 22749 since you are doing a extra vertabrae and 22842 may be doable but that is a addition code to the primary procedure

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