December 30, 2021
Our vascular surgeon provided exposure for a neurosurgeon for a 3 level anterior spine procedure. We were told to bill 22558 only. Is that correct?
No. If exposure for three levels is performed, the vascular surgeon may report 22558 Arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique for the first level, and the add-on code +22585 for each additional level. The co-surgery modifier, 62 modifier is appended to the primary and any add-on codes.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/30/21