Gravitational Platelet Seperation System

alinzay

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Does anyone know how to bill for a Gravitational Platelet Seperation System?:confused: I code for an ASC and we have a orthopedic surgeon who wants to do this procedure here and we have never done anything like this before.
 

mbort

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I had never heard of this before either so of course I had to do some searching on the internet. This really isnt a "procedure" performed on a patient from what I can tell its processing of platelets. I dont know what type of procedures he would be performing in an ASC setting that would justify the use of this equipment/process but then again surgeons always come up with something. At any rate, I dont think that this is going to be something that will be reimbursable through an ASC (new technology??) but you may want to contact Biomet whom I believe would be the provider of this system to see what they say (although I very rarely take the advice of a vendor). Here is the link http://www.biometbiologics.com

If you do come up with something or anyone else has heard of or been doing this, please share as I would be interested in learning too. :)
 

cbheusman

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I am not familiar with this but I did find something on it in this months issue of Ortho Coders Pink Sheet. It's discussed in the Ask Margie section. Maybe this might be of some help.
Cathy
 

alinzay

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We do not have a subscription of Ortho Coders Pink Sheet. Can you share what is says? Materials Management has decided that we are probably not going to let him do this procedure here but I am interested in knowing about it now.
 

cbheusman

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Abby,
If you would like to private message me your fax# I would be glad to get it over to you.:)
Cathy
 
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