I’m trying to figure out how to code a procedure for precertification. My neurosurgeon said she’s going to do a T10-S1 fusion. She’s doing a combined interbody and posterolateral fusion (22633) at L4-L5 and posterolateral fusions at all the other levels. Do I code 22610 for the thoracic fusion with modifier 59 along with 22633 (L4-L5, combined fusions) and 22614 x 6 units for the other levels?
Month: June 2015
My coder mentioned following an “LCD”. What is an LCD and how does it apply to vascular surgery?
We have a new PA in our office and we want to make sure we are billing correctly when we bill for his services Incident-To the physician. Am I correct to assume that when a new Medicare patient is seen in our office that the physician has to see the patient, examine the patient, and develop the plan of care him or her, and, on the next visit, the PA can implement the plan of care and bill Incident-To assuming the physician or another supervising physician is in the office?
My doctor harvested abdominal fat that he then used in the nose to close the area when he did an endoscopic removal of a pituitary tumor (62165). I want to bill 15770 but my doctor thinks the correct code is 20926. What do you recommend?
During the second stage of tissue expander breast reconstruction, when I’m removing the tissue expander and placing the permanent prosthesis, I also excise some lateral excess tissue to give a better cosmetic result. Can I charge 19380 (Revision of reconstructed breast) for this in addition to the code for the exchange procedure?
Aesthetic Society News – Summer 2015 by Glenn Morley Rewarding a Patient Care Coordinator (PPC) with a financial bonus can be a catalyst for improving the sales activity that is central to this role, and many aesthetic practices offer one. But the truth is, everyone in the practice plays a vital role in the sales...