Sep 6th, 2019
Part 1: Proper payment starts with understanding lumbar spinal fusion anatomy and procedures to better code them in the facility setting. Spinal fusion (arthrodesis) procedures are performed every day around the world. Coding spinal fusion in an outpatient or ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting with CPT® is an entirely different animal than in the inpatient ...
There are many 2017 CPT® code changes pertaining to spine procedures. Here’s a rundown of the most significant changes. Removal of Moderate Sedation Inclusion The moderate sedation symbol (¤) was removed from the vertebroplasty (22510-22512) and vertebral augmentation (22513-22515) codes. These codes no longer include moderate sedation, which can now be reported separately, as appropriate, ...
AAPC certified members Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP and Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP were interviewed for an article by Spine Surgery Today titled, Spine Practices May Lose Money When They Do Not Bill for Consults. In the article Romano and Pollock share their medical coding wisdom to help spine specialists make the most ...
When do you bill 63056-59 with 22633, rather than 63047-59? A common question among coders and spine surgeons is whether to bill 63056-59 with 22633, or 63047-59. The answer is complex, but CPT® and Medicare guidelines provide essential guidance. Interbody Arthrodesis Codes The primary codes we’ll discuss are 22630, 22633, 63047, and 63056. Although not ...
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Oct 17th, 2014
CPT® 2015 includes nearly 550 new, changed, and deleted codes, as well as added and revised guidelines, parenthetical comments, and terminology. The changes will especially affect family practice, internal medicine, cardiovascular, gastrology, pathology/laboratory, and radiology. Seven changes affect the evaluation and management (E/M) section; E/M services represent the most often reported codes ...