My surgeon makes his coding very easy, and most doctors donâ€™t dictate like he does, so I canâ€™t help you on that one.
First make sure you know the difference between interspace and vertebral segment. The segment is each vertebra. The interspace is the space between two intervertebral segments. Your codes will be counted by either. Example: MD does procedure at L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4. If you have a code that is listed by vertebral segment you would have 4. If you have a code that is listed by vertebral interspace then you have 3.
New for this year code 22633 and code 22634 see your CPT book this replaces code combo
22630 & 22612 primary code
22632 & 22614 add-on code
So this cuts down on the number of codes you will use for PLIF claims.
I hope someone puts more posts here; Iâ€™d really like to see what others are willing to share.
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