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CCI component 2 codes - what was done
Procedure: Fusion
CCI 2 code: 75
CCI Collection Mode: CCI collect each

This procedure is a part of CCI Collection. This is one of the CCI component 2 codes - what was done.

Additional Info

  • Refers to a procedure to actually fuse 2 body similar and adjacent parts together. Usually (but not always) this refers to fusing 2 bones (e.g. adjacent spinal bones). Thus fusion usually is for the purpose of stabilizing a body part.
  • Arthrodesis - code joint by site + fusion; for spine, code (T) Vertebral Bones +fusion.

Collecting "CCI collect each" items

Px Date for patients who move

See Px Date#Moves=== Fusion vs Fixation ===

  • The subtlety here is to distinguish it from Fixation of a body part which is done to stabilize or "fix" a body part -- but Fusion when the way it was done was by actually fusing things together. Use Fixation when the stabilization approach was NOT to fuse things together.

Alternate CCIs to consider coding instead or in addition

Related ICD10 Codes

(enter links to ICD10 codes that would likely go with this CCI procedure, but only in case of close relation, ie not every dx that might require this procedure)

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