AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Plantar Fasciitis

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Plantar Fasciitis

    AAPC: Back to School
    I thought medicare issued a new rule just in the last few years, stating that they would not pay for both injection and strapping of the same foot, same d.o.s. for plantar fasciitis?

    I work with another coder who continues to bill for this and get paid.

    Does anyone recall medicare stating something like this???


  2. #2


    There is a NCCI edit in place for the two codes, thereby clearly indicating that they are not billable together for the same site. Your coworker is probably bypassing that edit with the addition of a -59 modifier. Just because they are paying it when billed this way doesn't mean it's appropriate billing.

    I'm sure it won't be too long before Medicare realizes the mistake and requests that money back.
    ~Ursula, CPC~

Similar Threads

  1. Plantar fasciitis
    By ivorytofu@hotmail.com in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 09:24 AM
  2. h/o necrotizing fasciitis
    By rahammerl in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 01:07 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-13-2010, 09:11 AM
  4. Help with plantar fasciitis
    By dollyleaf5 in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-19-2010, 02:54 PM
  5. Plantar Fasciitis
    By dollyleaf5 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2010, 07:07 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.