AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 1 (January)

Coding an Arthrodesis of the Vertebrae with Autogenous Bone Graft (Spring 1993)

Spring 1993 pages 36-37 Coding Clarification Coding an Arthrodesis of the Vertebrae with Autogenous Bone Graft We have been asked to provide additional information on CPT coding of an arthrodesis with autogenous bone graft. A glossary has been provided on page 37 to assist the reader in understanding the terms used in this article. Background Information Information on arthrodesis and bone graft(s) may aid in understanding the use of the CPT codes which describe these services. Arthrodesis is defined as the surgical fusion/fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to firmly join joint surfaces by promoting the proliferation...

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