Pain Management Coding Alert

Interventional PM:
Put Nerve Blocks, Pain Pumps on PM List
There are several types of nerve blocks for interventional PM. Patients reporting to the ... Read more
Get Your Incident-to Pay While You Still Can
When 2020 ends, so might incident-to. While incident-to might be on its way out, the bill... Read more
Feds Primed to Find Fraud in Opioid Prescribing
Get all your procedures in place to prevent trouble. As 2020 kicks off, PM practices find... Read more
Reader Question:
Let Notes Guide Decision Between These Foot Pain ICD-10s
Question: During a level-two evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, th... Read more
Reader Question:
Get Out the Gout ICD-10 Codes for This Scenario
Question: Encounter notes indicate that the provider performed three total trigger point i... Read more
Reader Question:
Follow This Path to Osteoarthritis Dx Knowledge
Question: What is osteoarthritis, how is it different than rheumatoid arthritis, and what ... Read more
Reader Question:
Get New Staff Up to Speed on Modifier Use
Question: I have been training several new coders, and a couple of them are having problem... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Take 25 off the Table in E/M-Finger Stick Scenario
Question: Should I apply modifier 25 onto an evaluation and management (E/M) visit co... Read more
Featured Condition:
CRPS: Master CRPS Intricacies With This FAQ
Knowing synonyms for CRPS I, II is vital. With a name like complex regional pain syndrome... Read more
News You Can Use:
Wil Incident-to Be Part of the Past Soon?
MedPAC investigating new NP/PA guidelines. Your PM practice has most likely used “incid... Read more
Case Study Corner:
Boost Discography/Decompression Smarts With These Scenarios
It's vital to know whether the procedure was diagnostic or surgical. When patients report... Read more
Reader Question:
Use These Tips to Defend Unlisted Procedure Claims
Question: It seems whenever our practice reports a service using an unlisted procedure CPT... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Which Injection Codes to Use for Different Botox Shots
Question: What do PM practices use Botox® to treat, and which codes would we ty... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember Add-ons Aren't Primary Codes
Question: What does the plus symbol in front of some evaluation and management (E/M) servi... Read more
Reader Question:
Heed This ED/Office Visit Advice
Question: If a patient was seen for an office visit (99214) first and then later on t... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Remember Secondary Dx With Acute Osteomyelitis
Question: A new patient suffering from acute osteomyelitis in his right shoulder reports t... Read more
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