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Orthopedic Coding Alert


Use These 3 Tips to Give Your PLIF Claims Wings

Remember to capitalize on separately reportable bone grafts. When your orthopedist performs posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), notes on instrumentation placement - and other procedures performed during the PLIF encounter - are vital. If you miss these separate services, you risk lowering your reimbursement. Whether you can report laminectomy separately, however, depends on the extent of the surgeon’s effort. Check [...]