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Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by dchandhok.
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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Posted on 24. Jul, 2009 by .
CMS is adding some sizzle to your summer with three exciting physician fee schedule changes. Sacroplasty, renal tumor ablation, and stereoscopic x-ray guidance for radiation therapy all have news you need to know now or you could risk leaving hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the table.
Effective date: CMS transmittal 1748 reveals the changes. The implementation date, when carriers must execute the changes, is July 6. But the effective date is Jan. 1, 2009, meaning that the changes actually apply to services performed as far back as Jan. 1. And that means retroactive cash.
1. CPT Says 72291, 72292 for Sacroplasty
The AMA announced new spine-related Category III codes, implemented July 1. CMS added them to the physician fee schedule with a “C” procedure status, meaning that individual carriers will establish payment amounts. Because they are carrier-priced, the national fee schedule does not include relative value units for these codes.