03/22/17 – Extensive Spine Procedure Coding for Anesthesia


Question: Does ASA code 00670 (Anesthesia for extensive spine and spinal cord procedures) require a minimum of three vertebral bodies and two spaces to bill this code, with or without fusion?

Answer:  Per the ASA’s Relative Value Guide, the code “is appropriate only if the surgical procedure includes segmental or non-segmental instrumentation as defined in CPT or if the procedure included multiple vertebral segments (minimum three vertebral bodies with the two associated interspaces).”

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