tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 6

Reader Question: Yes, Reporting 77003 With 62310 Is Acceptable

Question:  Do payers allow you to report fluoroscopy in conjunction with an interlaminar epidural block? If so, how do I code the fluoroscopy? Oregon Subscriber Answer: Good news: You can report fluoroscopic guidance with interlaminar epidural blocks. Remember: Report an interlaminar epidural injection just as you would a single epidural injection. Code the procedure based on the injection location, with either 62310 (Injection[s], of diagnostic or therapeutic substance[s] [including anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution], not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, includes contrast for localization when performed, epidural or subarachnoid; cervical or thoracic) or 62311 (&hellip...

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