Results 1 to 3 of 3

Failed Discography

  1. #1
    Default Failed Discography
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me with this. My doctor did a discography. He attempted at 3 levels but was only successful at 1 level. He asked me if we can bill the other 2 levels with a modifier. I was looking at modifier 53 but the more I read, the more I don't think it would be appropriate, but I don't think I want to use 52 either. Should it be billed just with 62291 or can I bill 62291, 62291-53(or 52), 62291-53(or 52)?

    Cherish Longo, CPC

  2. #2
    Alexandria, LA
    What did he actually get done?

  3. #3
    He actually got done 1 level of 62291, and attempted 2 additional levels of 62291.
    Cherish Longo, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Functional anesthetic discography test
    By jharrison56 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-26-2012, 10:18 AM
  2. Discography with therapeutic intradiscal injection
    By HBROCKMAN in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-03-2010, 08:28 AM
  3. Discography in office setting
    By IRISHCODER in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-21-2010, 04:36 PM
  4. discography
    By vjefcoats in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-23-2010, 03:42 PM
  5. Discography Coding
    By bonzaibex in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 01:08 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.