AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Kiva® Kyphoplasty

A patient with a pathologic compression fracture at L5 presented for kyphoplasty via the Kiva® treatment system that utilizes an implant rather than a balloon technique. A needle was advanced via a transpedicular approach into the vertebral body. The needle was exchanged over a K wire for the Kiva® cannula. The Kiva® system was utilized to deploy the implant followed by injection of cement. What are the correct codes for a kyphoplasty utilizing the Kiva® device and bone cement? ...

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