Referred to as spinal arthrodesis, lumbar spinal fusion surgery aims at restricting spinal motion to relieve painful symptoms. The procedure is often recommended to treat and relieve symptoms of many back conditions such as degenerative disk disease (DDD), spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, fracture, infection and tumor. Medical billing services for orthopedic practices involve medical documentation of this spinal fusion treatment with the updated spine codes published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS).

Documentation and Medical Coding for Lumbar Spinal Fusion