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Pick Up Spinal Instrumentation Coding Essentials from the July CPT® Assistant

Lumbar arthrodesis code 22633 includes a combination of services, but you still need to watch out for separately reportable procedures and add-on options. The July CPT® Assistant lays out which spine codes you may report together so reimbursement doesn't slip through your fingers. As a handy bonus, check out the illustrations for segmental and non-segmental instrumentation, too.

Whether you want to learn more about coding for the spine, the knee, or the heart, just enter your code or keyword into's Code Connect to bring up the July articles and more:

  • Arthrodesis, spinal:20930, 20931, 20936, 20937, 20938, 22633, 22634, 22840-22848, 22851
  • Arthroplasty, knee: 27487, 27488
  • Electrophysiology services:93609, 93613, 93621-93623, 93653-93657
  • X-ray, cervical spine: 72020, 72040.

Plus, July'sCPT® Assistant FAQs provide targeted answers for specific scenarios. Key the codes below into Code Connect to learn more about these topics:

  • Molecular pathology test: 81400-81402
  • Sleep study: 95806
  • Transitional care management:99374, 99375, 99377-99380, 99495, 99496.