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New CPT Add-on Code Accepted for Second Level of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Procedures

By Admin | November 24, 2021

WEST CHESTER, Pa.Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Centinel Spine®, LLC, a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access, today announced that in an effort to increase the availability of two-level lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) to individuals experiencing degeneration of the intervertebral discs, the American Medical Association (AMA) has accepted the addition of a new add-on Category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code for a second level of lumbar TDR. Based on published AMA panel action documentation, the effective date for the new CPT code is January 2023, at which time providers can utilize the code when performing two-level lumbar total disc arthroplasty via an anterior approach

A specific code for a second level lumbar total disc replacement was granted after a thorough review and validation that the technology met the criteria for a Category I CPT code. A critical requirement as part of the review process was high-quality published evidence demonstrating the clinical efficacy of two-level lumbar disc replacement procedures. The CPT codes created and maintained by the AMA CPT Editorial Panel are widely used by third party payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plans.

According to James J. Yue, MD and Morgan Lorio, MD, of the ISASS Coding and Reimbursement Committee, "The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), working in collaboration with regulatory and industry partners, is pleased to announce the successful submission and approval of an AMA Category I CPT code for second level lumbar disc replacement. The approval is a culmination of more than 25 years of...(More)

For more info please read, New CPT Add-on Code Accepted for Second Level of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Procedures, PR Newswire

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