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    Can someone please help me with coding this procedure. The only code I know to use is the 22612 but I need help with the others. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    1. L3-4 interspinous decompression and fusion arthrodesis using
    Life Spine 14-mm interspinous clamp as well as locally harvested
    bone autograft, bone allograft sponge and iliac crest bone
    marrow stem cells as well as demineralized bone matrix.
    2. L3-4 bilateral posterolateral arthrodeses from transverse
    process to transverse process using again local bone autograft,
    iliac crest bone marrow stem cells and bone allograft as well as
    demineralized bone matrix.
    3. L3-4 bilateral facet arthrodeses, again, as above, using the
    same bone products as above.
    4. L3-4 right-sided laminotomy, medial facetectomy and foraminotomy
    with right L3 and L4 nerve root decompression.
    Last edited by ckirkp1; 04-11-2011 at 10:16 AM.

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