Fluoroscopy

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August 21, 2014

Question:

I use intraoperative fluoroscopy to localize the disc space prior to a discectomy. Can I bill 76000 for this?

Answer:

Localization is included in the global surgical package and not separately reported for most neurosurgical procedure codes. It would not be appropriate to report 76000 (or any other fluoroscopy code) with codes such as a discectomy, laminectomy, fusion, etc.