VP Shunt Reprogramming

VP Shunt Reprogramming

December 5, 2019

Question:
We had a patient show up in our office, after an MRI ordered by another physician, and wanted their shunt settings checked. We checked the shunt and reprogrammed the shunt to the appropriate settings. We’ve never seen this patient before. Would we bill both the consultation code and the shunt reprogramming code?

Answer:
Good question. The patient presented primarily for the shunt check which resulted in reprogramming. Therefore, we recommend reporting only 62252 for the reprogramming.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/05/19.

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