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CMS proposed actions are intended to increase price transparency access to care patient safety positive healthcare outcomes and health equity. On July 19 2021 the Centers for Medicare 38 Medicaid Serv... [ Read More ]
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Exploring billing for anesthesia....
Though very payer specific, do you obtain a separate auth for anesthesia? Or, do you bill with the auth obtained for the provider and/or facility? Thanks in adva... [ Read More ]
Dr. is doing Lumbar epidural steroid injection. At the end of the procedure dr. is injection Depomedrol. We have not been billing for the Depo, but I am curious if anyone as billed the Depo and rece... [ Read More ]
CRNA did a subarachnoid block (SAB) spinal injection to numb for surgery. She said it wasn't a nerve block. Knee surgery. Someone coded as 64999 unlisted SAB block. Could this however, be code... [ Read More ]
I know the Mastopexy would be coded as 00402. Would you code left breast cancer to justify the Right Mastopexy or a different dx code?
Postop DX: Left Breast Cancer
Procedure Performed: MRI bracketed... [ Read More ]
Does anyone know when it would be appropriate to use Category II & III codes for Anesthesia or Pain Management billing....not really sure at this point we do not use them at all in our billing was... [ Read More ]
We are billing for anesthesia and have a Blue Shield claim which has the need for 5 modifiers. I understand the claim only allows for 4 modifiers however, all 5 modifiers are important in the correct... [ Read More ]
I work in the billing department of a pain management office. We are having issues with Blue Cross taking back money for J codes that are billed out when we refill the pumps.
Does anyone out in ... [ Read More ]
The provider is performing an MBB @ T10 -T11 & T11-T12 to block T11-T12 & T12-L1. T12-L1 is considered lumbar region, so would I bill 64490, 64493 or should this be billed as all thoracic, 644... [ Read More ]
How do you handle the medical necessity for anesthesia on a procedure that per the LCD, anesthesia is not routinely necessary for the procedures? I think our office needs to have a form or som... [ Read More ]