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instrumentation of vertebral fractures

  1. Default instrumentation of vertebral fractures
    Medical Coding Books
    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.

  2. #2
    Greater Pittsburgh
    I would like to know the correct answer to this also.
    Last edited by jdemar; 11-20-2007 at 10:08 AM.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

  3. #3
    Lewiston, Maine
    Depending on the location and vertebral segements you would report 22840-22847.
    Catherine Nolin, CCS, CPC, CGSC

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