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    My physician dictates "bone marrow harvested from right iliac crest obtained through a separate incision". What CPT code do you use? 20937?

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    is this harvest for a spine case??

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    North Carolina

    Here's some information I have...

    "If the surgeon harvests and places the bone via the same incision, by taking, for example, bone tissue from the ribs, spinous process or laminar fragments, it would be appropriate to select the autograft code 20936. If the surgeon harvests and removes the bone through a skin or fascial incision, then makes a second, separate incision to place the bone in the spine, it would need to be determined if the graft is structural or morselized."

    Structural autograft=20938
    Structural allograft=20931
    Morselized autograft=20937
    Morselized allograft=20930

    The op note should indicate structural v/s morselized

    Does this help?
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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