CPT Codes for Discography in Pain Management
Discography is a diagnostic procedure commonly used in pain management to determine the source of back pain. It involves injecting a contrast dye into the discs of the spine and imaging the results. CPT codes are used to report medical procedures and services. In this article, we will discuss the CPT codes for discography in pain management.
CPT Code 62290:
CPT code 62290 is used to report discography performed on one to three spinal levels. This code is commonly used when performing lumbar discography.
CPT Code 62291:
CPT code 62291 is used to report discography performed on four or more spinal levels. This code is commonly used when performing thoracic or cervical discography.
CPT Code 77002:
CPT code 77002 is used to report fluoroscopic guidance for procedures performed in the spine. This code is often reported with discography procedures to provide guidance during the injection process.
CPT Code 77003:
CPT code 77003 is used to report radiological supervision and interpretation for procedures performed in the spine. This code is often reported with discography procedures to provide radiological interpretation of the results.
CPT codes play a critical role in reporting medical procedures and services, including discography in pain management. CPT codes 62290 and 62291 are used to report discography procedures performed on one to three spinal levels and four or more spinal levels, respectively. CPT codes 77002 and 77003 are used to report fluoroscopic guidance and radiological supervision and interpretation for discography procedures. Healthcare providers should ensure accurate coding and documentation to ensure appropriate reimbursement and compliance with coding guidelines. By understanding the CPT codes for discography in pain management, healthcare providers can ensure accurate reporting and optimize their revenue cycle management.
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Ms. Pinky Maniri-Pescasio is the Founder of GoHealthcare Consulting. She is a National Speaker on Practice Reimbursement and a Physician Advocate. She has served the Medical Practice Industry for more than 25 years as a Professional Medical Practice Consultant.