AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: OR Films

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Grand Canyon Coders

    Default OR Films

    AAPC: Back to School
    Any suggestions to what CPT code(s) should be used when films are taken during a laminectomy? The images are used for surgical management. Would it be xrays of lumbar?

    Thank you!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Louisville, KY


    Is anyone (other than the Surgeon) interpreting those films?

    The technical charges (films & x-ray equip., etc) are captured in either the APC, DRG or other facility-associated charges; if a Radiologist is interpreting those films then he/she (the Rad) would bill Pro-fees for the interp., but otherwise they'd be bundled in with the surgical CPT codes payment.

    Hope this helps.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

Similar Threads

  1. Comparison Films
    By Lynda Wetter in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-07-2014, 12:02 PM
  2. re-read of films
    By RADCODER in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-28-2012, 02:45 PM
  3. Spot Films
    By michaelrcpc in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 03:58 PM
  4. Comparison Films
    By schuchmanb in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-07-2009, 07:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.