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Code Details & Principles For
V3140

Chapter 3 / Spine, Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 3.1 / Spinal Column (including Intervertebral Disc)
Chapter 3.1.2 / Thoracic Region
Code Description Chapter / Sub-Chapter Code Specific Guidance
VATS percutaneous discectomy +/- fusion (thoracic region) including spinal cord monitoring

Unacceptable Combination for V3140
CCSD Code
(unacceptable combination)
Narrative
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
A5780 Rhizolysis Pre Sept 2014
V4740 Image guided percutaneous spinal biopsy Pre Sept 2014
V4742 Spinal endoscopy Pre Sept 2014
V4900 Open biopsy of lesion of spine where no other operative procedure on the spine is performed Pre Sept 2014
V5230 Discogram/Diagnostic intervertebral disc injection under X-ray control Pre Sept 2014
XR510 Fluoroscopically guided discectomy (including laser) Pre Sept 2014
XR520 CT guided discectomy (including laser) Pre Sept 2014
Coding Principles

These coding principles set out how the authors intend that the codes and narratives within the CCSD Schedule are interpreted and used.  The outputs are available to be used by all individual insurers and providers including CCSD and non-CCSD members. Please note that:

  • The CCSD Group does not discuss nor determine classifcations, reimbursement or fees - all insurers will have their own view on these matters
  • The inclusion of a procedure code and/or its associated coding principles in the CCSD Schedule does not necessarily mean that it is endorsed by all members of the CCSD Group and codes may or may not be included in individual insurers’ own Schedules or covered
  • The coding principles are non-exhaustive guidelines only - each individual insurer may choose whether or not to adopt an individual combination of codes in practice and you will need to contact the insurer for further information