Results 1 to 3 of 3

Epidural Injections Coding/Reimbursement

  1. #1
    Manhattan New York Chapter
    Default Epidural Injections Coding/Reimbursement
    Medical Coding Books
    I work for a neurosurgical group as a coder/biller, but am fairly new to this specialty. I've been asked to research coding and reimbursement for epidural injections. Does anyone have any info that might help me? Thank you!
    Kaylee J. Blodgett, CPC, CPMA
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Training Instructor
    Coding Compliance Auditor/Physician Educator

  2. Default Epidural Injection
    I hope you got an answer to your question, but I looked at it in CPT 2011 and it
    looks like it requires specifics. 62281-62282, 62310-62319, then with imaging
    64479-64484. I also tried it on my software and 62281 is priced at 576.00,etc.
    Hope it helped.

  3. #3
    St. Joseph County, Indiana

    I have been billing for full-time pain managment physicians since 1996. While there are many codes for epidural injections the translaminar epidural steroid injections 62311 & 62310 and transforaminal epidural steroid injections 64483 & 64479 (plus 64484 & 64480 for additional levels). There is too much for a short post.

    Quickies: Nearly all procedures are performed with fluoroscopy. Fluoro for pain procedures is 77003 (one code no matter how many injections, lumbar or cervical)

    Epidurals have no global period. They can be billed on the same day as an office visit with good reason (med refills, review films, review drug screen, etc) and good documentation.

    Hope this helps.

    Brock Berta CPC-A
    Pain Billing Czar

Similar Threads

  1. Epidural Injections
    By catrina.thomas in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2012, 12:55 PM
  2. Epidural Injections
    By dstruve in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2010, 12:26 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-01-2009, 12:32 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.