CPT 64490, 64493, 64495, 64633 – Billing and Coding for Facet Nerve Block and Nerve Ablation RFA
Apr22

CPT 64490, 64493, 64495, 64633 – Billing and Coding for Facet Nerve Block and Nerve Ablation RFA

CPT 64490, 64493, 64495, 64633 – Billing and Coding for Facet Nerve Block and Nerve Ablation RFA CPT CODE 64490 PARAVERTEBRAL FACET JOINT BILLING AND CODING WITH IMAGING GUIDANCE Injection(s), diagnostic or therapeutic agent, paravertebral facet (zygapophyseal) joint (or nerves innervating that joint) with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT), cervical or thoracic; single level 64491… Please LOGIN HERE to view this content....

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Aetna Denied Claim for CPT Code Knee Injection Billing Code 20610 as Investigational
Apr20

Aetna Denied Claim for CPT Code Knee Injection Billing Code 20610 as Investigational

So here’s a question from one of my blog readers…. “Aetna rejected our claims for CPT 20610 (knee Injection) as “investigational”. Please let us know what we should do to make this claim get reimbursed.” ~ Barb from Florida Pain Practice My Recommendation: I have seen this denial so many times and what I have been advising the practice is by looking at Aetna’s Clinical and Reimbursement...

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Anesthesia Coding Billing Guideline that Crosswalks to Pain Management Procedures
Mar29

Anesthesia Coding Billing Guideline that Crosswalks to Pain Management Procedures

Here are the Anesthesia Coding Guidelines that Crosswalks to Pain Management Procedures: 64479 Injection(s), anesthetic agent and/or steroid, transforaminal epidural, with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT); cervical or thoracic, single level 64480 Injection(s), anesthetic agent and/or steroid, transforaminal epidural, with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT); cervical or thoracic, each additional level (List separately in addition...

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Billing SI Joint Injection 27096 without Imaging Guidance – Use Trigger Points Billing Code
Jan13

Billing SI Joint Injection 27096 without Imaging Guidance – Use Trigger Points Billing Code

CPT 27096 – Injection Procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steriod, with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed. This code is ONLY use when performed with fluoroscopic or CT imaging guidance confirmation of intra-articular needle positioning. Many are still confused about how to bill for CPT 27096 SI Joint Injection (Sacroiliac Joint Injection) coding… Please LOGIN HERE to view this...

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2018 ICD-10 ICD 10 New Codes for Pain Management Billing Coding and Pain Medicine
Jan13

2018 ICD-10 ICD 10 New Codes for Pain Management Billing Coding and Pain Medicine

We have now the new codes for 2018 ICD-10 ICD 10 New Codes for Pain Management and Pain Medicine Practice Offices. So pay attention with this. Knowing these codes can impact your documentation and revenue cycle. 2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52  Pain, unspecified The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM R52 became effective on October 1, 2017. Applicable… Please LOGIN HERE to view this content. Or, REGISTER HERE Find this article useful?...

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2018 Pain Management CPT Changes – Drug Testing Drug Assay Test Code 80305
Jan13

2018 Pain Management CPT Changes – Drug Testing Drug Assay Test Code 80305

CPT code 80305 – this code have been revised in 2018. Drug test(s), any number of drug classes, qualitative; any number of devices or procedures, capable of being read by direct optical observation only  (e.g., utilizing immunoassay) (e.g., dipstick, cups, cards or cartridges) includes sample validation when performed, per date of service Use code 80305 when the procedures in which the results are read by direct optical...

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