Just Coding: Alleviate concerns about spinal pain management coding

“Physicians can treat chronic and acute pain with a variety of modalities, but coding for those services doesn’t have to give you a headache,” says Michelle Leppert, Senior Editor of Just Coding. AAPC National Advisory Board president Cynthia Stewart, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I was highlighted in the article along with AAPC member Suzanne Quinton, CPC, CPC-I, COSC.

Someone at your facility also needs to keep on top of all of the local coverage determinations (LCD) for injections,” says Quinton. ““It seems that more and more different carriers are playing by their own rules, so you have to code things differently for different carriers (and) it makes it really tough from a coding perspective to keep up with those various rules.”

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