When using the corpectomy codes, the disc above and below the vertebral segment site are included and discectomy for decompression codes are not separately reported. 63075/63076 (which is a component of 22551) are not separately reported unless done at another site. By billing 63081 and 22551, you are essentially trying to report the discectomy twice. This may be a matter of reporting 63081 and 22554 (assuming a fusion was done and same site)
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