I am trying to determine which is the more appropriate code to use for implants in our ASC setting. We use anchors, screws, cannulas, drills and tubular plates
I used to use A4649 but since most of my charges are for screws/anchors c1713 is more appropriate. I don't use 99070 because that specifically says "provided by physician" and I am billing for the facility not for the physician.
Thank you! Do you ever use A4649 miscellaneous surgical supplies? For the trays or anything like that?
The use of 99070 for our facility resulted in audits and refund requests. We bill high cost supplies with L8699 and revenue code 0279(other supplies/devices). With the use of accessories (needed to assist in the insertion of function of a device) we add the cost into the cost of the device/implant.
Orthopedic plates can be billed with C1713.Here is a link from the CMS: