AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Cervical Thoracic Spinal Fusion
A patient was admitted for fusion of the C7 vertebra to T1. It is a single intervertebral space being fused but there is no single code for cervical to thoracic (dorsal). Thoracic to lumbar is included in the codes for dorsolumbar fusion, and there is a standalone code for lumbosacral fusion. How should a spinal fusion C7-T1 be coded? ...
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