Minimally invasive SI joint fusion procedure gets CPT code

Spine

A category 3 CPT code for sacroiliac joint fusion was created and will be released in July, according to the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

The code is for the minimally invasive insertion of a device into the intra-articular SI-joint space, according to a July 11 news release. It was proposed in May and will be released in July. It will be published as part of the 2023 CPT code set.

The new code is: "X034T, Arthrodesis, sacroiliac joint, percutaneous, with image guidance, includes placement of intra-articular implant(s) (eg, bone allograft[s], synthetic device[s])."

No relative value units were set for the procedure because it is category 3. Physicians are expected to provide estimated costs to payers for reimbursement, the release said.

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