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    My doctor did a arthrodesis at C4-C7 four days prior, patient came back with breathing issues, the doctor did a exploration of the fusion and found a seroma which he removed, and also moved a cam lock screw that was proud. Can I get some help on the CPT codes that I could use.

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    My doctor did a arthrodesis at C4-C7 four days prior, patient came back with breathing issues, the doctor did a exploration of the fusion and found a seroma which he removed, and also moved a cam lock screw that was proud. Can I get some help on the CPT codes that I could use.
    Soley based on the information you provided, I would begin looking at 22830...

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    So what would you use if he only went in just under the platysma muscle to remove the seroma and then he removed a screw and advanced it 1 to 1.5 mm?

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