tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 3

Reader Question: Select New Code 0275T for MILD Procedure

Question: I could use some advice coding the following dictation: "Fluoroscopic assistance was used to develop appropriate imaging. Following this, an epidurogram was created at the level of L4-L5 on the right side. The trocar was advanced through a stab hole into the L4-L5 interspace. The trocar was tucked at the superior aspect of the L5 Lamina. Following this, the bone sculpting instrument was placed and the ligament was attempted to be released off the bone as well as a few bits of facet joints were also taken. Tissue removing instrument was used to release as much of the...

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