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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone knows what codes to use for an On-Q pain pump that is inserted into the abdomen (for the incisional pain) or the rectal/anal area for p/o pain mgmt? I would love any suggestions.
    Malama pono,

    Sundae Yomes

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    Hi, my experience has been that there is no reimbursement for this service. There is no CPT code and if anyone else has different information I would appreciate the learning experience. I don't think that even anesthesia practices are reimbursed as this is a facility charge.

    Kathy Black, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    See thread "coding on-q pump insertion" in the General Surgery forum.

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    I sometimes get reimbursed from some of the commercials for procedures of feet/ankle with 28899. I send notes and write on line 19 28899 is cath placement for ON Q Pain Pump. Look for an unlisted code for your body area and you can try. Don't bother with Medicare, Medicaid they won't reimburse. Good Luck!
    Linda CPC

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