In Coding
Jul 18th, 2014
If you can master basic terminology and identify within documentation the answer to three key questions, you can accurately apply spinal bone graft codes. 1. Is the Bone Graft from the Patient’s Own Body? Bone harvested from the patient’s own body is known as an “autograft.” For spinal grafts, the applicable autograft codes are: +20936 ...
Jul 1st, 2012
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Category III CPT® codes 0219T-0222T describe a minimally invasive technique for fusion of the spinal facet joints, wherein bone or a device is introduced (percutaneously or by “open” incision) into the facet joint and placement is confirmed using imaging. Discussing these codes, the article “Spine Reimbursement Sees a Major Impact” ...