AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 12 (December)

Case Study: Spinal Surgery-Arthrodesis (December 1999)

December 1999 pages 3-6 Case-by-Case Case Study: Spinal Surgery-Arthrodesis The following operative report describes spinal arthrodesis with the use of instrumentation to treat severe degenerative disc disease with a herniated nucleus pulposus at two vertebral interspaces. The appropriate CPT code choices will be indicated, along with discussion on the selected CPT codes. Please note: As each case is different, the coding information presented in this case study pertains to this case only. Your specific case may vary. Remember to review all available information carefully before choosing the appropriate CPT code(s) for your specific case. Report of Operation Preoperative diagnosis:...

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