In Coding
Jun 27th, 2016
When reporting vertebroplasty, code selection depends on the location and number of vertebral bodies treated. Choose a single “initial level” code based on the location of the first vertebral body treated: Cervicothoracic: 22510 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; cervicothoracic ...
May 1st, 2009
By Suzanne Quinton, CPC, CCS-P, COSC, CPC-I Jennifer Willingham recently encountered a futuristic cure for a disorder that had haunted her for more than a decade. Typically, trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a blood vessel compressing the largest nerve emerging from the brain stem. The trigeminal nerve controls facial sensations; and when it short circuits, ...