AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 9 (September)

How to Code Prosthetic Devices (September 1997)

September 1997 pages 8-9 Coding Communication How to Code Prosthetic Devices It is not often that we devote an entire article to a single code, but sometimes this is the only way to fully explain the use of certain codes-22851, application of prosthetic device (eg, metal cages, methylmethacrylate) to vertebral defect or interspace, is such a code. But before we review how to report this code, it is probably a good idea to first do a brief anatomical review of the vertebral column. The vertebral column (spine) consists of a series of bones known as vertebrae. An adult human...

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