Reprogramming of a Shunt

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Question:

For the life of me, I cannot get paid on 62252 when we reprogram a VP shunt in the global period. What can I do to get these paid?

Answer:

It is appropriate to append modifier 58 to the reprogramming code, 62252, in this case as the patient’s condition may warrant reprogramming during the postoperative period. Hopefully that will get you paid!