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bone grafting for lumbar fusion

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    i am coding the iliac crest bone graft procedure and i am using the 20937 however i have seen alot info saying we can also report the 38220 for the bone marrow aspiration but nothing within the year of 2014 can anyone give any thoughts and may a link to confirm if this is correct or not

    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyett View Post
    i am coding the iliac crest bone graft procedure and i am using the 20937 however i have seen alot info saying we can also report the 38220 for the bone marrow aspiration but nothing within the year of 2014 can anyone give any thoughts and may a link to confirm if this is correct or not

    thank you
    for an aspiration of the iliac crest I use 38220 and have to append mod 59.

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    thank you for your responce, do you have a link or any hardcopy information that i can reference, my dr is questioning but i am unable to find any info within 2013 to now

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    Am I correct in saying that they can only code the 20937 if a seperate incision was made?

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