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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:
http://www.beckersasc.com/asc-turnarounds-ideas-to-improve-performance/spine-surgery-for-medicare-patients-in-ascs-in-2015-but-will-spine-make-good-business-sense.html