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 ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2010
With OIG keeping a watchful eye on these interventions, be sure your coding is straight and narrow. By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC A sharp rise in reporting transforaminal epidural injections in recent years has prompted the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to scrutinize these services as part of its 2010 Work Plan. Keep yourself ...
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 ...