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Tips Help You Capture Radiological Supervision With Vertebroplasties

Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by in Hot Coding Topics

Here’s how to report radiological assistance your surgeon utilized and get full payment when your surgeon performs vertebroplasties.

When performing a percutaneous vertebroplasty, your surgeon will use imaging to position the needle or to assess the injection technique. Use 72291 (Radiological supervision and interpretation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation, or sacral augmentation [sacroplasty], including cavity creation, per vertebral body or sacrum; under fluoroscopic guidance) or 72292 (Radiological supervision and interpretation, percutaneous vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation, or sacral augmentation [sacroplasty], including cavity creation, per vertebral body or sacrum; under CT guidance) to report the radiological supervision depending upon whether your surgeon uses computed tomography (CT) instead of fluoroscopic guidance.

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