Coding Spinal fusion

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What would be the proper ICD 10 code for a spinal fusion of the T10-S1?

It basically covers the whole spine so I'm not sure how to code that

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Well, T10 is below the level of the armpits, so unless you have a typo in your post, it's half the spine. Lumbar is included in lumbosacral, so I would choose the other three I have marked.

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What would be the proper ICD 10 code for a spinal fusion of the T10-S1?

It basically covers the whole spine so I'm not sure how to code that

thank you
This depends.. is this a congenital fusion? That is when you use the M code. If it’s history of a spinal fusion procedure, it’s Z98.1. Hope this helps.
 
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