AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 12 (December)

Musculoskeletal System (December 2000)

December 2000 page 15c Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System, Surgery, 20900, 20902 (Q&A) Question A physician performs an open reduction and internal fixation of a fracture of an extremity. The procedure includes a bone graft with bone obtained from a bone bank. Is a separate code assigned to the grafting procedure? AMA Comment The bone graft codes 20900 and 20902 are separately reportable only when the graft material is an autograft and is obtained through a separate incision and not listed as part of the basic procedure. Bone bank bone is not reported using these codes. Musculoskeletal System, Surgery...

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