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    I am hoping someone can answer a quick question for me, as I am not trained in ASC coding/billing and my manager posed this question to me....

    Can implantable bone cement be billed in an ASC?

    thanks much!!

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    You can bill it, there is not a specific HCPCS, I used the L8699. Of course Medicare will not reimburse but some of the commercial carriers will. Some of them may request an invoice.

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    Anchor/screw for opposing bone-to-bone or soft tissue-to-bone (implantable)

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    Effective: 01/01/2004

    Official Notes:
    CMS Device Code Definition - Implantable pins and/or screws that are used to oppose soft tissue-to-bone, tendon-to-bone, or bone-to-bone. Screws oppose tissues via drilling as follows: soft tissue-to-bone, tendon-to-bone, or bone-to-bone fixation. Pins are inserted or drilled into bone, principally with the intent to facilitate stabilization or oppose bone-to-bone. This may include orthopedic plates with accompanying washers and nuts.[B] This category also applies to synthetic bone substitutes that may be used to fill bony void or gaps (i.e., bone substitute implanted into a bony defect created from trauma or surgery). [B]


    taken from code correct
    Last edited by ASC CODER; 09-28-2010 at 07:54 AM.

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