What is the reimbursement for co-surgery using modifier 62? Is it different for the primary and co-surgeon?
Month: December 2016
Our hospital tells us they are developing guidelines for the application of diagnosis codes for acute blood loss anemia post-operatively. They propose the use of lab values pre- and post-op to allow the hospital coders to assign these codes. Is this correct coding?
The CPT codes for AV graft or fistula creation apply to the lower extremity as well as the upper extremity. Take a look at codes 36281- 36830 for the most appropriate code for the procedure you performed.
I see there are new moderate sedation codes in the 2017 CPT manual. Why were these changed?
I did a consultation on an ICU patient (non-Medicare) and placed an intracranial pressure monitor (ICP) via twist drill on a patient this morning. The global period for the ICP monitor code, 61107, is 90 days so I now can’t bill for any follow-up hospital care. What’s the point – I should just not bill for the ICP monitor placement so I can continue to bill for follow up hospital care.
I’ve been billing 30465 and 30465-50 for bilateral. I’m having a hard time getting paid on the second side (30465-50). Should I use modifier 59 instead of modifier 50?