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    Can anyone please tell me if they know of a medical policy or the criteria for billing Medicare for a single incision 360 degree fusion? Our hospital is stating that a posterolateral fusion and and posterior interbody fusion is not considered a 360 degree fusion. The documentation I am reading says that it is considered a 360 degree fusion and the hospital can bill the appropriate 360 fusion code through a single incision.

    Thank you!

    Kristi Kemick

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    Apr 2007


    The link below has the coding guidlien on 360 degree fusion.


    Hope this helps!

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    It does help. Thank you!

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