AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: 63650 w/ 63685

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    St Louis West Missouri Chapter

    Default 63650 w/ 63685

    AAPC: Back to School
    HELP!! When billing 63650, 63685, and 95972 together, carrier requires an anes svc code w/ 63685. Can someone tell me what anesthesia svc code should be used?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    00300 Anesthesia for all procedures on the integumentary system, muscles and nerves of head, neck, and posterior trunk, not otherwise specified

    For posterior trunk placement of the internal pulse generator

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    St. Joseph County, Indiana


    This is confusing since the surgeon can't bill the 63650/63685's and bill 00300 for anesthesia. You are either the surgeon/pain physician or the anesthesiologist. You can't be both...unless your office employs both.

    Brock Berta, CPC

  4. #4


    I do pain management billing. And we bill these codes together very frequently. I have one carrier who denies the use of these codes for us, because they have my Docs in their system (under their taxonomy code) listed as Anesthesia. Therefore, when they see us billing a surgical code, their system denies. With this particular carrier, I have to call on these denials, and specifically tell them, "no they are not performing anesthesia, they are performing the procedure as pain management specialist".. and they note the claim and send them back thru to be reprocessed for payment.

Similar Threads

  1. cpt 63655 and 63685
    By jdgalo1 in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-27-2015, 11:16 PM
  2. 63650
    By p54bhli in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-14-2014, 01:52 PM
  3. cpt 63650
    By viksash in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 12:43 PM
  4. 63650-51 or 63650-50 urgent
    By kkubisz in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-16-2010, 09:08 PM
  5. Anesthesia code for 63685
    By cconroycpch in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-02-2009, 07:13 PM

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.