AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Intrathecal Pump Refill

  1. #1

    Red face Intrathecal Pump Refill

    AAPC: Back to School
    As a student coder, but full-time Medical Assistant in a Pain Management practice, I'm looking for some help with a real-life scenario I'm having trouble with, hoping someone has some experience with this and can answer my questions:

    1) My doctor is going to refill a patient's IT pump as an in-patient today--Do we use the same codes as we would if we did it in the office? I'm unsure about the encounter code for the inpatient visit, but will the 95991 (IT pump refill) and 62368 (ITP reprogramming) be the same (along with the J0475 for the actual refill kit)?

    2) When we do the fills in office (and/or in patient), would we use a modifier 51 for multiple procedures when using 95991 and 62368? Don't see any "Exempt" on either of those codes...

    Any help/opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2


    Do you know of the company that manufactuers the pump? Such as Medtronic, they usually have reimbursement lines that are very helpful. good luck

Similar Threads

  1. Revision of an intrathecal pump
    By jenandsan in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-18-2014, 04:19 AM
  2. Intrathecal Pump Explant with Mesh
    By 574coding in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-22-2014, 03:29 PM
  3. Intrathecal Pump Management Checklist
    By suemt in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 04:08 PM
  4. Intrathecal Morphine Pump Trials
    By jscholler in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-08-2011, 11:23 PM
  5. intrathecal pain pump
    By lovetocode in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-03-2010, 07:01 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.