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Spine surgery for Medicare patients in ASCs in 2015 — But will spine make good business sense?

Added 02.20.15

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved several new codes for spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers, which is a big, controversial step. The new procedure codes on the ASC payable list for 2015 include the following: • Neck spine fusion • Lumbar spine fusion • Spine fusion extra segment • Neck spine disc surgery • Laminectomy single lumbar • Removal of spinal lamina (code 63045) • Removal of spinal lamina (code 63047) • Decompression spinal cord Read the rest of this article from Becker's ASC Review at: more...