What item number should I use for the various spinal surgeries?

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asked Jun 9, 2016 by anonymous
For example, is an ACDF procedure

20670 "Extensive procedures on the spine or spinal cord"

 or is it

26000 "procedures on the Cervical spine"

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answered Aug 4, 2016 by admin (1,520 points)
As per note T10.23 http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDisplay.cfm?type=note&qt=NoteID&q=T10.23

Anaesthesia for Extensive Spine or Spinal Cord Procedures - (Item 20670)

This item covers major spinal surgery involving multiple levels of the spinal cord and spinal fusion where performed. Procedures covered under this item would include the Harrington Rod technique. Surgery on individual spinal levels would be covered under items 20600, 20620 and 20630.
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