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77003 w/ 62310 or 62311

  1. Default 77003 w/ 62310 or 62311
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    Hi All,
    Want to verify if it would be correct to bill 77003-TC w/ CPT 62310 or 62311?
    CPT states "injection of contrast during fluro guidance and localization (77003) in included 62310-62319.

    Thanks!

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    77003 is correct.

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    yes that would be correct..

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    since you are coding for an ASC, dont forget the 26 modifier

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    I thought you could not bill for 77003 in ASC? Is Mcare bundling this? and/or can we also bill other commercial payors? Thanks

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    for Medicare the 77003 has an N1 payment indicator therefore they do not pay. Most commercial payors will pay this based on your contracts.

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    Thank you. I have alot of work to do now, because we do not currently bill anyone for this thanks again.....

  8. Smile Read the CPT book carefully
    We had a discussion today about this. The CPT description says "Injection of contrast during guidance and localization(77003) is included in codes XXX.

    This needs to be read carefully and it helps to know the history of the remark. Some providers used to squirt just a little contrast during the procedures noted above and then try to bill for a epidurogram, 72275. This was seriously over-coding!

    Therefore, the notation aboves says "if you use a little contrast during flouro guidance, don't code the epidurogram." It does not say Fluoroscopic guidance is included in the codes noted above.

    If you don't believe me look at CPT Assistant, AHIMA or Dr. Z's Interventional Radiology Coding Guide. Better yet, use those documents for your appeals!

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    For the ASC facility you'll use the TC modifier. Thanks for the info on the contrast and epidurography. That's good to know and to use for further discussion!
    Thanks
    Diann Do Bran CPC, CPC-H

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