• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • Important Note: We will be performing important server maintenance on 15 July 2020 , during which time this site will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours. If you are in the middle of something critical , please save your work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

instrumentation of vertebral fractures


Best answers
CPT codes 22325-22328: In the descriptor, instrumentation is not included
with these procedure codes. Also, the notes before this section state that
instrumentation procedures are to be coded separately. But when I read the description in the desk reference, the open fracture codes are described as
including "rods and hooks" . I am very confused!!! Any input on this would
be helpful.