In Coding
Jun 27th, 2016
When reporting vertebroplasty, code selection depends on the location and number of vertebral bodies treated. Choose a single “initial level” code based on the location of the first vertebral body treated: Cervicothoracic: 22510 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; cervicothoracic ...
In Coding
Dec 24th, 2015
Percutaneous vertebroplasty involves injecting “bone cement” into the vertebral body to provide support for the structure. Coding is determined based on the segment of the spine and the type of guidance. Report 22510 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; cervicothoracic for the first...
Mar 1st, 2015
New codes distinguish between the two spinal surgeries, and bundle additional services. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure during which the surgeon injects “bone cement” (methyl methacrylate) into a vertebra(e) to fill vertebral fractures and restore spinal integrity. Percutaneous vertebral augmentation (a.k.a., kyphoplasty or balloon-assisted ...