SUPERSEDED LCD Reference Article Billing and Coding Article

Billing and Coding: Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (PVA) for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF)

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Article Title
Billing and Coding: Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (PVA) for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF)
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
12/01/2019
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12/01/2020
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CMS Transmittal No. 423, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Change Request #3632, January 6, 2005. Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment, includes Kyphoplasty.

Article Guidance

Article Text

This article contains coding and other guidelines that complement the local coverage determination (LCD) for Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (PVA) for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF).

Provisions in this article and the LCD only address Vertebral Augmentation for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF). Coverage will remain available for medically necessary procedures for other conditions not included in this article/LCD.

Coding Guidelines

Procedure codes may be subject to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits or OPPS packaging edits. Refer to NCCI and OPPS requirements prior to billing Medicare.

For services requiring a referring/ordering physician, the name and NPI of the referring/ordering physician must be reported on the claim.

A claim submitted without a valid ICD-10-CM diagnosis code will be returned to the provider as an incomplete claim under Section 1833(e) of the Social Security Act.

The diagnosis code(s) must best describe the patient's condition for which the service was performed.

All services/procedures performed on the same day for the same beneficiary by the physician/provider should be billed on the same claim.

Specific Coding Guidelines

No separate payment for venography performed during the operative session may be allowed and it should not be separately billed.

Documentation Requirements

The patient's medical record must contain documentation that fully supports the medical necessity for services included within the related LCD. (See "Indications and Limitations of Coverage.") This documentation includes, but is not limited to, relevant medical history, physical examination, and results of pertinent diagnostic tests or procedures.

 

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22510 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBROPLASTY (BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL INJECTION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; CERVICOTHORACIC
22511 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBROPLASTY (BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL INJECTION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; LUMBOSACRAL
22512 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBROPLASTY (BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL INJECTION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; EACH ADDITIONAL CERVICOTHORACIC OR LUMBOSACRAL VERTEBRAL BODY (LIST SEPARATELY IN ADDITION TO CODE FOR PRIMARY PROCEDURE)
22513 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION, INCLUDING CAVITY CREATION (FRACTURE REDUCTION AND BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED) USING MECHANICAL DEVICE (EG, KYPHOPLASTY), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL CANNULATION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; THORACIC
22514 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION, INCLUDING CAVITY CREATION (FRACTURE REDUCTION AND BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED) USING MECHANICAL DEVICE (EG, KYPHOPLASTY), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL CANNULATION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; LUMBAR
22515 PERCUTANEOUS VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION, INCLUDING CAVITY CREATION (FRACTURE REDUCTION AND BONE BIOPSY INCLUDED WHEN PERFORMED) USING MECHANICAL DEVICE (EG, KYPHOPLASTY), 1 VERTEBRAL BODY, UNILATERAL OR BILATERAL CANNULATION, INCLUSIVE OF ALL IMAGING GUIDANCE; EACH ADDITIONAL THORACIC OR LUMBAR VERTEBRAL BODY (LIST SEPARATELY IN ADDITION TO CODE FOR PRIMARY PROCEDURE)
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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

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The correct use of an ICD-10-CM code listed below does not assure coverage of a service. The service must be reasonable and necessary in the specific case and must meet the criteria specified in the related LCD.

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M80.08XA Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, vertebra(e), initial encounter for fracture
M80.08XS Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, vertebra(e), sequela
M80.88XA Other osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, vertebra(e), initial encounter for fracture
M80.88XS Other osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, vertebra(e), sequela
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Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.

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Revenue Codes

Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

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Revision History Information

Revision History Date Revision History Number Revision History Explanation
12/01/2020 R2

The LCD and Billing and Coding article were returned for comment from June 4-July 18, 2020. No changes were made to this article.

12/01/2019 R1

This article was converted to the new Billing and Coding Article type. Bill types and Revenue codes have been removed from this article. Guidance on these codes is available in the Bill type and Revenue code sections.

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Associated Documents

Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
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