Hcpcs code for screws

BFAITHFUL

Expert
Messages
437
Location
Garfield, NJ
Best answers
0
what hcpcs code would you use for screws, anchors, pins?

our facility is non-participating, & we were recently told by an auditor that we should use L8699 not the C codes but these are really for outpatient hospitals????
 

mbort

True Blue
Messages
2,336
Location
ENGLEWOOD/DENVER
Best answers
0
I code for 11 ASC's and I use C1713. Some payors do not want us to use the "c" codes and ask for the L8699.

What was the auditors justification for using the L8699?
 

BFAITHFUL

Expert
Messages
437
Location
Garfield, NJ
Best answers
0
She looked at our EOB's from multiple carriers and saw that we never usually got paid when we billed the C code but upon her suggestion when we started to bill the L8699 code we usually always got paid. Aren't these codes usually used for outpatient hospital setting anyway??

thanks by the way for your input!!!
 
Top