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  1. #1
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    Birmingham, Alabama

    Default Norian bone grafting

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    If the doctor used a bone graft substitute (injectable calcium phosphate cement) to fill the void from a hardware revision to a smaller component, what code might be used?

    Because it is not an allograft or an autograft, I am stumped.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    auto & allografts codes are only for SPINE procedures, there is not a code for Norian bone graft it's included, unless the operative note justifies a 22 modifier for the bone defect.
    Last edited by jdemar; 02-08-2012 at 09:31 AM.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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