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    Default Discography code 62290/62291

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    Hi all,

    When billing discography do you bill a 72285/72295 for each level of discography or just one for the entire procedure?

    1. do you bill like this?

    or do you bill like this?

    Thanks for your help.

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    My notes say that you bill the 72295 per level.

    A great resource for the spine is the Medtronics Spine Line website. You can email them questions at spinalcodingmd@medtronic.com

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    Per the AMA:

    The discography procedure performed at the L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1 (this was the example given) levels may be reported with code 62290, Injection procedure for diskography, each level; lumbar. This code should be reported four times since four levels were imaged. Also, code 72295, Diskography, lumbar, radiological supervision and interpretation, may be reported four times for the radiological supervision and interpretation as this code can be reported for each lumbar level.

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