In Coding
May 8th, 2018
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and about 34 million more are at risk, according to Noridian Healthcare Solutions. To bring attention to this preventable disease, May has been declared National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Early Detection is Key A bone mass measurement or bone density study can aid in the early detection of osteoporosis before fractures happen, provide informa...
Reimbursement for aspiration and biopsy and harvesting of bone marrow rely on knowing current CPT®, Medicare, and NCCI guidance. By Artemio Castillejos, CPC, CPMA, CCVTC, CCS, CL6SGB As of Jan. 1, health information professionals may select specific codes for bone marrow aspiration based on purpose. Here’s what you need to know to apply these codes ...
Mar 1st, 2009
Part 2 in spinal series By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Spinal fusion involves multiple steps beyond those described by arthrodesis codes 22532-22632, including bone grafting (20930-20938) and instrumentation placement (22840-22851). For complete coding, you should report these additional procedures separately. When extensive decompression accompanies arthrodesis, you may report the procedures ind...