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Code Details & Principles For
V4453

Chapter 3 / Spine, Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 3.1 / Spinal Column (including Intervertebral Disc)
Chapter 3.1.4 / Scoliosis, kyphosis, fractures, tumours and infections
Code Description Chapter / Sub-Chapter Code Specific Guidance
Balloon kyphoplasty - greater than two levels

Unacceptable Combination for V4453
CCSD Code
(unacceptable combination)
Narrative
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
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
V4000 Combined anterior and posterior correction and instrumentation of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis, +/-fusion (including spinal monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4010 Posterior correction of idiopathic juvenile kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4100 Posterior correction of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4120 Anterior correction of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4122 Anterior correction of idiopathic juvenile kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4142 Removal of posterior scoliosis instrumentation (as sole procedure) Pre Sept 2014
V4150 Anterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4160 Posterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (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
V4451 Balloon kyphoplasty - single level Pre Sept 2014
V4452 Balloon kyphoplasty - two levels Pre Sept 2014
Coding Principles

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  • 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