I am doing the planning for a patient using a frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system but I am not present at the time of the treatment delivery. Can I still bill 61796-61799?
Month: March 2016
Our orthopaedic spine surgeon recently attended a presentation sponsored by a vendor other than your firm. The surgeon returned to the office and was told that he could bill a corpectomy code in the anterior spine if he documented, “scraping or smoothing of vertebral endplates.” He told me we had missed out on a lot of reimbursement because I was only coding these as a traditional “ACDF” procedure. Was I wrong in how I coded these procedures, and if yes, should I go back and submit a corrected claim?
My doctor repaired an inguinal hernia and also placed On-Q pain pumps. Can these be billed with an unlisted code?