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#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:27:45 AM(UTC)
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I am needing a comparable ADA code for CPT code 20692. The procedure is alveolar maxillary osteogenesis distraction.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:33:01 AM(UTC)
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Hi Guest!

20692 - Application of a multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external fixation system
can be crosscoded to:
D7750 - malar and/or zygomatic arch - open reduction

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Would that be the same code for mandibular distracting osteogenesis?
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Hi Guest!

Great question. In Aetna's medical policy titled: Distraction Osteogenesis for Craniofacial Defects, the following codes are listed:

"CPT codes covered if selection criteria are met:
20692 - Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than one plane), unilateral, external fixation system (eg, Ilizarov, Monticelli type)
20693 - Adjustment or revision of external fixation system requiring anesthesia (eg, new pin(s) or wire(s) and/or new ring(s) or bar(s))
20694 - Removal, under anesthesia, of external fixation system
20696 - Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than one plane), unilateral, external fixation with stereotactic computer-hyphenassisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including imaging; initial and subsequent alignment(s), assessment(s), and computation(s) of adjustment schedule(s)
20697 - exchange (ie, removal and replacement) of strut, each"

Here is a link to the policy:
http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/500_599/0549.html

Hope this helps!
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