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    Hi,

    Can anyone give me their thoughts on this issue, here is the scenario:

    Operative report reads, pt came in for a lumbar injection (64483) with fluoroscopy (77003; for spinal injections). There is also a Radiology report that reads 24 seconds of fluoroscopy used (76000). I would like to know if there is an expert out there that can tell me if billing for the 64483, 77003 and 76000 is correct. When I run an edit on these codes it says yes that a modifier can be used for the 77003 and 76000.

    Thanks,

    Lori

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    Quote Originally Posted by mslori7 View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone give me their thoughts on this issue, here is the scenario:

    Operative report reads, pt came in for a lumbar injection (64483) with fluoroscopy (77003; for spinal injections). There is also a Radiology report that reads 24 seconds of fluoroscopy used (76000). I would like to know if there is an expert out there that can tell me if billing for the 64483, 77003 and 76000 is correct. When I run an edit on these codes it says yes that a modifier can be used for the 77003 and 76000.

    Thanks,

    Lori
    Hi Lori,
    The 77003 includes fluoro guidance for the injection. You should not bill for 76000 in addition, unless it was used for a completely separate procedure.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Thanks Danny

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