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    HELP: New doctor/new procedures; how do I code
    1.Decompression L4-5, L5-S1
    2. Transforaminal interbody fusion L4-5 on the right and L5-S1 on the left.
    3. Biological implant placement X 2, 2 PEEK cages one in 8 mm height at L5-S1 and the second one at 10 mm height at L4-5.
    4.Posterior instrumentation L5-S1.
    5. Posterior lateral arthrodesis L5-S1.
    6. Allograft X 1.
    This is a new world for me so any guidance would be very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efuhrmann View Post
    HELP: New doctor/new procedures; how do I code
    1.Decompression L4-5, L5-S1
    2. Transforaminal interbody fusion L4-5 on the right and L5-S1 on the left.
    3. Biological implant placement X 2, 2 PEEK cages one in 8 mm height at L5-S1 and the second one at 10 mm height at L4-5.
    4.Posterior instrumentation L5-S1.
    5. Posterior lateral arthrodesis L5-S1.
    6. Allograft X 1.
    This is a new world for me so any guidance would be very much appreciated.
    1. could be 63047+63048
    2. 22630+22632
    3. 22851+22851-59
    4. 22840
    5. 22612
    6. 20930

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    nyyankees,
    I sent you a private message.

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    Agree with the coding, but if the graft is structural it would be 20931, if morselized 20930.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efuhrmann View Post
    nyyankees,
    I sent you a private message.
    got it...send via email or fax

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