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Is when a bone marrow is collected from the patient and later transplanted or reinfused back into the patient from whom it came
Surgical fusion of a joint with the goal of pain relief. It is often performed with a LAMINECTOMY (removal of the back part of vertebrae called the lamina)
Is a surgical REMOVAL of a portion of the cranium or skull (Remember "ectomy" means removal of)
Is an incision of the skull or surgical operation in which a bone flap is removed from the skull, to access the brain (Remember "tomy" means to cut open)
(Shunts) Grafting Procedures
When coding a craniectomy/craniotomy procedure, it is common to also code grafting procedures
LT for left side (used to identify procedures performed on the left side of the body. If indicated on the CPT book regarding the left side, then don't use this modifier because it's ready in the code description)
RT for left side (used to identify procedures performed on the right side of the body. If indicated on the CPT book regarding the right side, then don't use this modifier because it's already in the code description)
NO modifier is used if one surgeon performs one task and another performs another task during the same surgical procedure
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