Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Notes Are Key to Success on Spinal CT Claims

Question: Encounter notes indicate that the provider performed a computed tomography (CT) scan of a patient’s spine. There’s nothing else in the notes; can I choose the correct code with this information? Virginia Subscriber Answer: The notes narrow down your code choices to a six-pack, but that’s as far as they will take you. Go back to the notes and [...]