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Pain Management Coding Alert

Procedure Coding: Know Discography, Decompression Differences for Coding Success


- Published on Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Remember, injection for discography is diagnostic, and a decompression is therapeutic.

Patients who report to your PM specialist for injection for discography or disc decompression are in obvious pain. But if you don’t know the differences between these two common procedures, you could also be hurting if the payer has any questions about your claim.

The challenge: Though CPT® groups [...]

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