ISASS pushes for updated diagnosis codes for spine patients


The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery requested an update to the International Classification of Diseases for spine patient codes during a March 10 public forum.

Morgan Lorio, MD, ISASS' chair of coding and reimbursement task force, noted the lack of diagnostic codes for multi-symptomatic spine conditions, according to an April 12 news release. The codes would further enable and enhance reserach and tracking for multi-symptomatic spine conditions and allow for more cost-effective care, the release said.

New codes would go into effect in 2024 if accepted.

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