Removal of Posterior Segmental Instrumentation

February 16, 2017

We removed posterior instrumentation from L3-L5 and I want to code it as 22852 x 3 units because there are three levels involved. My neurosurgeon doesn’t think that is right. What do you think?

Your neurosurgeon is correct – the code is reported once regardless of the number of levels of contiguous levels are involved.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/16/17.


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