Category: Physiatry

Can I Bill for Fluoroscopy?
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Can I Bill for Fluoroscopy?

January 21, 2021 Question:  I did a left intraarticular steroid injection in the ASC. I used fluoroscopic guidance. Can I report the Fluoro separately or is it included in the procedure code I used 20610? Answer: Yes, you can report fluoroscopic guidance with CPT code 20610. In the ASC make sure you report 77002-26. Modifier...

Need Help with a Diagnosis Code
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Need Help with a Diagnosis Code

December 17, 2020 Question: We had a patient who came in for management of chronic right hip pain. I am new to pain management coding and not sure what diagnosis code to use. Can you help? Answer: Certainly. First based on the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting the first listed diagnosis code is...

Genicular Nerve Destruction
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Genicular Nerve Destruction

October 1, 2020 Question: My doctor did a destruction of the superolateral and superomedial genicular nerve. Is there a CPT code for this procedure and can I report imaging guidance? Answer: You would report 64624-52 (reduced services). The code includes all of the following branches: superolateral, superomedial, and inferomedial. CPT directs that if all 3...

Evaluation and Management Codes 2021 – Do I Have to Use the Revised Guidelines?
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Evaluation and Management Codes 2021 – Do I Have to Use the Revised Guidelines?

September 17, 2020 A previous version of this coding coach was incorrect; to view a correct version of that question, please click here. Question: I work with a pain management physician and we don’t see many Medicare patients. This doctor believes the revised 2021 E/M guidelines will not impact our office practice because of our...

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