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62311/77003 coding

Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by Grundel76, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Grundel76

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    Just reviewing my handy CPT book, noticed that 62311 excludes 77003 unless a formal contrast study is performed. Are all of you using contrast? What counts as a "formal contrast study"?
     
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    I don't see that in the AMA version.
     
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    I found it in my INGENIX CPT 2008 code book...
     
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    It excludes epidurography (77275), NOT fluoroscopic guidance (77003), without a formal contrast study.
     
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    For those still billing 77275 and trying to keep it clean, what exactly are the essential components of a formal epidurography report?
     

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