AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2010 Issue 3; ASK the EDITOR

Posterior Spinal Fusion

Patient has spondylosis in the L4-S1 region with foraminal narrowing. We are performing spinal fusion procedures on an outpatient basis. We are utilizing an Aspen spinous device for the posterior spinal fusion and inserting demineralized bone matrix paste. What are the appropriate codes for the procedure performed and for the bone matrix paste utilized during the procedure? ...

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