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    Has anyone had any luck with getting these codes paid either by Medicare of Commerical?

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    Apr 2007
    Athens, Ga.


    BCBS of Georgia considers that procedure "experimental". I have posted a link to the policy below. Medicare used to have either an LCD or NCD that said the same thing, but I could not locate it.

    Last edited by Walker22; 03-10-2010 at 12:43 PM.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    Walker is right, MC does consider this procedure unproven; however, they have been paying our claims in spite of this. We don't file the J codes so I can't help you there.

    Walker, for MC that info is included in the LCD for Epidurals.

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    Athens, Ga.


    ^^^ I knew I had seen it somewhere, but couldn't remember where. Thanks!
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    You're welcome.

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    I also have been getting paid by Highmark Medicare for this code w/out any problems. we do not bill any J codes either

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    Thank You for all of your responses. But, I have another question. Why do you not bill the J codes?

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    You only bill the J codes if you're provider is paying for/providing the drugs etc. All my providers operate in hospital run pain clinics so they only bill for their services.

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