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    Default Insert spinal nero stimulator

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    has anyone ever billed for this in a asc. i have cpt code 63685 but does not cover the cost of my battery.

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    (These are my opinions and should not be construed as being the final authority. Other opinions may vary.)

    I bill for IPGs in an ASC setting. For Medicare, 63685 is a device intensive procedure, and the reimbursement includes a fee for the IPG. For other carriers, bill L868x HCPCS code with your markup, and keep your fingers crossed. If I have not answered your question, please let me know.

    Richard Mann, your pain management coder

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