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May 25th, 2018
Spondylolisthesis is a perfect example of why ICD-10 requires improved clinical documentation. In ICD-9, Acquired spondylolisthesis was reported with one code, 738.4. In ICD-10, there are 14 codes: M43.00 Spondylolysis, site unspecified M43.04 Spondylolysis, thoracic region M43.05 Spondylolysis, thoracolumbar region M43.06 Spondylolysis, lumbar region M43.07 Spondylolysis, lumbosacral region ...
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...