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    Default Discetomy

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    I am trying to find teh code for abdominal extraperitoneal approach for discetomy and fusion of levels, l4-l5 and l5-s1. Can anyone help me out?

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    Greater Pittsburgh


    63090-see note below 63091 (inlcudes disectomy above and/or below vertebral segment, also arthrodesis note follows that note, see 22548-22812.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    Thank you. I also have been looking at "exposure of anterior surface of the spine at l4-l5 and l5-si and l4, l5, and s1 partial corpectomy, posterior l4 to s1 fusion and instrumentation, and anterior lumbar interbody fusion l4-l5 and l5-s1." I work for a vascular surgeons and he assisted in a surgery where heperformed this...

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