External epidural pump maintanence

Alisa Dinneen

Local Chapter Officer
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Can anyone tell me correct coding for an out patient office visit and replacement of external epidural pump bag and reprogramming of the pump to reflect a new refill? Can I code for both, or is the pump maintanence bundled into the E/M code? Is there even an out patient CPT code equivalent to the anesthesia CPT code 01996 (which would be used if patient was in hospital)? This is concerning a patient with cancer pain and short life expectancy, thus external pump given.

Thank you.