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New Codes 22633 and 22634 for Neurosurgery

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    Hi,
    I need some clarification on the new combination codes for lumbar interbody and posterior
    arthrodesis. Especially with the terminology " each additional interspace and segment" for add on code 22634 which is unclear. Do I count each additional segment plus the interspace or just each additional interspace? Please help!
    How would I code L2-S1?
    Thanks :

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdiaz View Post
    Hi,
    I need some clarification on the new combination codes for lumbar interbody and posterior
    arthrodesis. Especially with the terminology " each additional interspace and segment" for add on code 22634 which is unclear. Do I count each additional segment plus the interspace or just each additional interspace? Please help!
    How would I code L2-S1?
    Thanks :
    The description in Encoder Pro just states "each additional interspace"...nothing about segments.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Thanks for the clarification. I code from the AMA CPT book and it stated segments too, so that's why I was confused.

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