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Code Details & Principles For
V4160

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
Posterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring)

Unacceptable Combination for V4160
CCSD Code
(unacceptable combination)
Narrative
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
22026 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (including Spinal monitoring) - up to 4 hours Pre Sept 2014
22027 Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (including Spinal monitoring) - more than 4 hours Pre Sept 2014
V2400 Posterior decompression with fusion (thoracic region) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V2402 Posterior decompression (thoracic 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
V4150 Anterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) Pre Sept 2014
V4451 Balloon kyphoplasty - single level Pre Sept 2014
V4452 Balloon kyphoplasty - two levels Pre Sept 2014
V4453 Balloon kyphoplasty - greater than two levels 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
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