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    I have a doctor who had to return to the operating room for a dural repair. Once the doctor opens the pt back up he finds six dural leaks due to the expansion of the dural sac. The dural leaks were located at L4/L5 and L5/S1. Laminectomies were preformed at all levels. I know i can bill 63709x2 but can i bill 63707 for the other four leaks or is there another way to bill for these procedures. Thanks so much to anyone who can answer this question.
    Last edited by Abrunz; 12-16-2010 at 08:58 AM.

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    Apr 2007
    Columbus, OH


    Medicare has a Units of Practitioner Limit: 1 for 63709.
    Kathy Daniel, CPC, COSC

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