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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Underlying Condition Will Be Key to Choosing Pathological Fracture Diagnosis

This common diagnosis supporting vertebroplasty or kyphoplasties will become more inclusive. When your pain management specialist performs a vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, you have six possible CPT® procedure codes to consider, based on the spinal area and number of vertebral bodies treated: 22520 – Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection; thoracic 22521 – [...]