One of the changes includes the new Category I CPT code 22586 for pre-sacral interbody fusion at L5-S1, which previously had Category III status. ISASS backed the move earlier this year and conducted a survey of its membership to collect data for CMS to establish procedure valuation.
The final valuation was consistent with the data ISASS collected.
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