On-Q Pain Pump Coding

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March 3, 2016

Question:
My doctor repaired an inguinal hernia and also placed On-Q pain pumps. Can these be billed with an unlisted code?

Answer:
Good question! Any pain management provided by the operating surgeon, including placing On-Q pain pump, is part of the global package and not separately reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/03/16.