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Code Details & Principles For
V2562

Chapter 3 / Spine, Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 3.1 / Spinal Column (including Intervertebral Disc)
Chapter 3.1.3 / Lumbar Region
Code Description Chapter / Sub-Chapter Code Specific Guidance
Decompression for central spinal stenosis (3 or more levels)

Unacceptable Combination for V2562
CCSD Code
(unacceptable combination)
Narrative
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
A5780 Rhizolysis Pre Sept 2014
V2500 Primary posterior fusion +/- decompression +/- discectomy - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V2501 Primary posterior fusion +/- decompression +/- discectomy - lumbar region (3 or more levels) including spinal cord monitoring 30/07/2015
V2540 Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) Pre Sept 2014
V2541 Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (3 or more levels) 30/07/2015
V2542 Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) Pre Sept 2014
V2543 Revision of posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression (lumbar region) Pre Sept 2014
V2546 Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (3 or more levels) 30/07/2015
V2560 Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) Pre Sept 2014
V2652 Revision posterior fusion +/- instrumentation (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V2660 Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis 29/06/2017
V3350 Combined anterior approach discectomy, decompression and fusion and posterior fusion (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V3362 Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graf stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V4280 Correction of adult degenerative or adult idiopathic scoliosis including decompression +/- fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) 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
V6080 Percutaneous disc decompression using coblation Pre Sept 2014
W3620 Open bone biopsy as sole procedure 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