May 27, 2021
When doing a T12 & L3 kyphoplasty, are the correct codes 22513 (thoracic) and 22514 (lumbar)?
The correct codes are 22513 (thoracic) and +22515 (additional level) for your example. It is not accurate to report two stand-alone codes (22513 and 22514) for procedures performed at the same operative session.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 5/27/21.
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