Commonly Asked Coding Questions

Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

This month’s coding column addresses commonly asked questions related to orthopaedic coding and reimbursement issues under the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) rules.

Interlaminar stabilization
Q:
Previously, we were instructed to report the work associated with the coflex
® interlaminar technology as an unlisted code. We are having significant difficulties in getting paid and want to ensure we are billing the service correctly. Is the unlisted code still the correct CPT code to report when this technology is used?

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