Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
Apr 1st, 2012
2012’s bundling of procedures and assigning of “experimental” T codes can hamper provider reimbursement. By Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC Changes to CPT® 2012 spinal codes and coding guidelines have an important impact on reimbursement, new technologies, and the advancement of patient care. Let’s review the changes you’ll need to know to properly document and code ...
Mar 1st, 2012
Use of two Category III codes depends on newly-revised CPT® code 62287 By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC As of July 1, 2011 you have two added Category III codes from which to choose to describe decompression of the spine. The additions required the revision of an existing decompression code in CPT® 2012, also. Here are ...
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Oct 29th, 2010
Mona Kaul, chief coding and compliance officer of GENASCIS, which provides revenue cycle services and supporting technologies for surgery centers, discusses the following six ways ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can better avoid denied claims on spine procedures, as seen in Becker’s ASC Review. 1. Physicians must dictate all necessary information. When dictating, physicians should describe the ...
Mar 1st, 2008
By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CPC-CARDIO, CCS, RCC Diagnostic spinal procedures include lumbar puncture, myelography, discography, biopsy and aspiration along with plain film radiography, nuclear medicine, CT, and MRI studies. Put these together with the clinical findings of a patient and an action plan for pain management can be formulated. There are many therapeutic options ...