General Question for the Week of March 11, 2024


How do codes 0561T and 0562T delineate the usage of 3D printed models intraoperatively for surgical interventions, and what distinctions exist in reporting these codes compared to procedures involving prosthetic implantation?


Codes 0561T and 0562T describe 3D printed models that are used intraoperatively (i.e., cutting guides, screw placements, etc.) as part of a surgical procedure. These guides are constructed precisely for each patient and correspond to the unique anatomy of the patient. These codes are not reported for implanting a prosthetic, if this is performed, report an Unlisted Procedure Code (UPC).

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