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 ...
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 ...