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Pain Management Coding Alert

Interventional PM:
Put Nerve Blocks, Pain Pumps on PM List
There are several types of nerve blocks for interventional PM. Patients reporting to the ... Read more
Q&A:
Get Your Incident-to Pay While You Still Can
When 2020 ends, so might incident-to. While incident-to might be on its way out, the bill... Read more
Compliance:
Feds Primed to Find Fraud in Opioid Prescribing
Get all your procedures in place to prevent trouble. As 2020 kicks off, PM practices find... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Take 25 off the Table in E/M-Finger Stick Scenario
Question: Should I apply modifier 25 onto an evaluation and management (E/M) visit co... Read more
Reader Question:
Let Notes Guide Decision Between These Foot Pain ICD-10s
Question: During a level-two evaluation and management (E/M) service for a new patient, th... Read more
Reader Question:
Follow This Path to Osteoarthritis Dx Knowledge
Question: What is osteoarthritis, how is it different than rheumatoid arthritis, and what ... Read more
Reader Question:
Get New Staff Up to Speed on Modifier Use
Question: I have been training several new coders, and a couple of them are having problem... Read more
Reader Question:
Get Out the Gout ICD-10 Codes for This Scenario
Question: Encounter notes indicate that the provider performed three total trigger point i... Read more
Featured Condition:
CRPS: Master CRPS Intricacies With This FAQ
Knowing synonyms for CRPS I, II is vital. With a name like complex regional pain syndrome... Read more
News You Can Use:
Wil Incident-to Be Part of the Past Soon?
MedPAC investigating new NP/PA guidelines. Your PM practice has most likely used “incid... Read more
Case Study Corner:
Boost Discography/Decompression Smarts With These Scenarios
It's vital to know whether the procedure was diagnostic or surgical. When patients report... Read more
Reader Question:
Use These Tips to Defend Unlisted Procedure Claims
Question: It seems whenever our practice reports a service using an unlisted procedure CPT... Read more
Reader Question:
Know Which Injection Codes to Use for Different Botox Shots
Question: What do PM practices use Botox® to treat, and which codes would we ty... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember Add-ons Aren’t Primary Codes
Question: What does the plus symbol in front of some evaluation and management (E/M) servi... Read more
Reader Question:
Heed This ED/Office Visit Advice
Question: If a patient was seen for an office visit (99214) first and then later on t... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Remember Secondary Dx With Acute Osteomyelitis
Question: A new patient suffering from acute osteomyelitis in his right shoulder reports t... Read more