May 1st, 2012
Part 2: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CHCO, ACS-PM, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 has brought important changes to pain management coding. Last month, in the article “Move Over Obsolete Pain Management Coding,” we reviewed new coding guidance for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, ...
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 ...
Oct 1st, 2011
Reporting 64613 and 64614 to Medicare payers for single/unilateral injections isn’t entirely clear. As of April 1, Medicare considers CPT® codes 64613 Chemodenervation of muscle(s); neck muscle(s) (e.g., for spasmodic torticollis, spasmodic dysphonia) and 64614 Chemodenervation of muscle(s); extremity(s) and/or trunk muscle(s) (e.g., for dystonia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis) to be ineligib...
Jun 1st, 2011
Review the facts to ensure appropriate reporting and payer reimbursement. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO Code descriptors are supposed to help coders and billers report procedures, services, and supplies more accurately—but that’s not always how it works out. Consider medical device code L8680 Implantable neurostimulator electrode, each, for example. Over ...