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ACDF codes 63075 and 22554 (New coder please help)

  1. Post ACDF codes 63075 and 22554 (New coder please help)
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    Good Morning,

    Our practice has been using these codes for one level ACDF
    63075 iscectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s),including osteophytectomy; cervical,single interspace.

    22554: Arthodesis ,anterior interbody technique,including minimal discectomy to prepare interspace(other than for decompression);cervical below C2.

    CPT 2011 states that they cannot be billed together, our physician has doubts, I wanted to make sure that these codes cannot be combined together. Please give me some advice..

    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fehmeenkhan View Post
    Good Morning,

    Our practice has been using these codes for one level ACDF
    63075 iscectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s),including osteophytectomy; cervical,single interspace.

    22554: Arthodesis ,anterior interbody technique,including minimal discectomy to prepare interspace(other than for decompression);cervical below C2.

    CPT 2011 states that they cannot be billed together, our physician has doubts, I wanted to make sure that these codes cannot be combined together. Please give me some advice..

    Thank You.
    That is correct. 22551/22552 have replaced 63075/22554. CPT is very clear about this... you should not report 63075/22554 when performing an anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion at the same level. You could report 63075 and 22554 if the discectomy and fusion were performed at different levels.

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    Thank You for the prompt reply..

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    Happy to help!

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