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New CPT code for VFA


Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA): The existing VFA code (77082) has been deleted, and two new VFA codes (77085-77086) have been created. Code 77085 is a combination code that includes axial dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as well as VFA, while 77086 represents a stand-alone VFA. The existing codes for axial and appendicular DXA studies (77080, 77081) are not changing and will be used whenever DXA is performed without VFA. 

Reference:  www.radiologytoday.net


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