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
Jan 18th, 2010
Medicare data analysis indicates that a large percentage of claims submitted to Pinnacle Business Solutions (PBI) for sacroiliac (SI) joint injections with arthrography are reported using CPT® 27096 Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, arthrography, and/or anesthetic/steroid without evidence of fluoroscopic guidance. Not only does this equate to a loss of as much as $78 per procedure, it sets ...