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How many SCS trials can be performed on a patient in their lifetime? Insurance: Medicare; State: Texas. I've reviewed both the LCD and LCA from Novitas, and did not see on whether or not the same pa... [ Read More ]
We have a patient has has a pseudo joint (lumbarization) at S1. I believe this would be coded as a 64493 as it is an extra vertebra, but I am not 100% sure. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Looking for some guidance to determine whether the use of unlisted code 64999 is appropriate for billing a lumbar plexus nerve block for post op pain management or if this would fall under CPT 64449 s... [ Read More ]
How many units do you code if 1 mg of midazolam is used (J2250)? My doctor uses anywhere from 2-4 mg and I haven't been able to find the conversion into units to code. For example, J3301 Kenalog-40mg/... [ Read More ]
Good morning, all.
My physician was reading about Ischium bursa ablations and was asking how to bill for them. Is anyone doing this procedure? What CPT code would we use for this? Any information ... [ Read More ]
We have been having a discussion as to the correct way to bill screening colonoscopies that become diagnostic colonoscopies for Commercial insurance and Medicare Advantage. We agree with Medicare cha... [ Read More ]
I am trying to figure out how many reports should be coded per hour. Just an average.
I had heard 80 per hour for both anesthesia and pain management together.
Can someone shed some light on this f... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have any resources on how long intraservice time needs to be to bill 99152. The code says initial 15 minutes. Is that any number of minutes up to 15 min. or is there a certain number that ... [ Read More ]
Getting Medicare administrative contractors MACs to reimburse your Part B claims for incision and drainage services requires familiarity with national and local coverage determinations. Payer policies... [ Read More ]
By David J. Freedman DPM FASPS CPC While reviewing records for submission I often see coding and billing errors in foot ankle and lower leg claims. Bypassing the following seven common foot and ankle ... [ Read More ]