AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 1 (January)

Coding Update: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Vertebral Augmentation (January 2015)

January 2015 pages 8-9 Coding Update: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Vertebral Augmentation Prior to 2015, CPT codes from the surgical series (22520-22522) were used to report vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures (22523-22525). These codes were identified by the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale (RVS) Update Committee (RUC) as being reported together 75% or more of the time with radiology imaging guidance code 72291, Radiological supervision and interpretation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation, or sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), including cavity creation, per vertebral body or sacrum; under fluoroscopic guidance, and code 72292, Radiological supervision and interpretation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation, or sacral...

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