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Take Our Multi-Level Spinal Surgery Coding Challenge

Posted on 07. Apr, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

AUDIO TRAINING EVENT: Receive Optimum Reimbursement for Spinal Co-Surgeries, with Lynn Anderanin.

Multiple procedures on different spinal levels during the same session not only mean multiple codes but modifiers, too. Make the grade on your next spinal surgery claim by breaking down the following procedure.

Scenario: During a single session, your neurosurgeon performed the following procedures:

• L4-L5 Diskectomy

• L5-S1 Diskectomy

• L4-L5 Transforaminal interbody fusion using posterior interbody technique

• L5-S1 Transforaminal interbody fusion using posterior interbody technique

• Bone graft placement (autograft)

• L4-L5 Interbody cage placement

• L5-S1 Cage placement

• L4, L5, S1 Bilateral pedicle screw instrumentation.

Find Your Solution Piece by Piece

From the description you provide, your surgeon likely performed a “TLIF” procedure, also known as transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. You...

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