Bone Marrow Aspirate

Lizzy28

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Okay I have the doctor doing a LT ankle open arthrodesis and using a bone marrow graft from the iliac crest that he aspirated at the start of the surgery. I have never billed for the bone marrow graft. I am want to see what others think.

The codes that I would use:
27870-LT
38232

Let me know what you think...

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Good morning!

I double checked your code selections in EncoderPro for Payors (the software by Ingenix that CMS employs), and they are not bundled, so should be reported separately. I also reviewed language and the lay descriptions.

In short, your projections are supported in the systems, so I believe you are correct. CMS shows a fee schedule of $185, and a status indicator of S (significant, so not subject to the multiple procedure reduction).

Hope this helps!

Mary:rolleyes:
 
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