AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

CPT code 77002

Per Coding Clinic for HCPCS newsletters from 2013 and 2009, previous coding advice provided guidance to use CPT code 77002, Fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement (e.g., biopsy, aspiration, injection, localization device) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) if a lap band was adjusted under fluoroscopy where only the port was accessed. As of January 1, 2017 that procedure code is now an add-on code only. Is there another more appropriate code to report for the lap band adjustment? ...

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