Understand the procedures and approaches for better coding of operative reports. There are different surgical approaches for spinal fusion. When coding arthrodesis, you must be sure to match the approach on the surgical report to the CPT® code description. Let’s review arthrodesis treatments for spinal conditions and then look at a case study showing why ...
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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 ...