AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 9 (September)

Multiple Allografts in an Operative Session (Q & A) (September 2011)

Septempber 2011 page 12b Multiple Allografts in an Operative Session Question: A multilevel spinal fusion is performed and each level requires a structural allograft. Is this service reported for each level or only once per operative session? Answer: Allograft code 20931, Allograft, structural, for spine surgery only (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), is reported only once per operative session, even if more than one graft is used. The service description that was used in valuation of these services indicates that this service may be performed for multiple levels. The service description (RVS Update Committee Database...

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