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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Spine:
Get Smarter In Reporting Spinal Instrumentation

Tip: Distinguish removal and reinsertion. To ensure reimbursement for spinal instrumentation, you will need to confirm if your surgeon is removing or replacing the instrumentation and check if modifiers apply. Learn more with some examples that can guide your coding. 1. Report Removal and Reinsertion You may report instrumentation removal in the event of damage, rejection, or removal done to [...]

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