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Chapter 3 / Spine, Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 3.1 / Spinal Column (including Intervertebral Disc)
Chapter 3.1.1 / Cervical Region
Code Description Chapter / Sub-Chapter Code Specific Guidance
Combined anterior and posterior fusion of cervical spine

Unacceptable Combination for V2980
(unacceptable combination)
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
V3345 Mobilisation of the lumbar/thoracic vessels to provide spinal surgical access (by vascular surgeon) as sole procedure Pre Sept 2014
V3720 Posterior fusion +/- instrumentation - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring Pre Sept 2014
V3721 Posterior fusion +/- instrumentation - cervical region (3 or more levels) including spinal cord monitoring 30/07/2015
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
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