AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 3; ASK THE EDITOR

Demineralized bone matrix

What would the appropriate HCPCS code for demineralized bone matrix (DBM) putty be? We have conducted extensive research regarding a code assignment and have found multiple options such as C1713, Anchor/screw for opposing bone-to-bone or soft tissue-to-bone (implantable), C1762, Connective tissue, human (includes fascia lata), C9359, Porous purified collagen matrix bone void filler (Integra Mozaik Osteoconductive Scaffold Putty, Integra OS Osteoconductive Scaffold Putty), and L8699, Prosthetic implant, not otherwise specified. Can you assist us in resolution of this issue? ...

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