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G89 Pain codes


Providence, RI
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Hi there, looking for some advice/answers regarding billing with the G89 pain codes out of an outpatient physical therapy clinic. I understand the basic guidelines for the G89 codes; when they should be listed first as opposed to second.. Just wondering if it is a billable ICD-10 code coming from a PT office. I haven't seen it used yet, just looking for some clarification on that before I send anything out. Any help is appreciated, Thanks


True Blue
Columbia, MO
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It just depends on the reason for the PT. if the reason is to provide pain relief then yes use the G89 codes. If the purpose is restorative/rehabilitative treatment and pain relief is a natural component of the treatment then no you would not use the G89 codes.