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billing 77003 with 62311

Janet Posted Mon 02nd of February, 2015 15:17:50 PM

In the January edition of the neurology and pain management there was a "you be the coder' question regarding the billing of these 2 codes. I am trying to research and find the correct answer before sharing this with the providers and coders. Could you give me information to back this up.
thanks

SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of February, 2015 15:35:03 PM

Thank you for your question.

The codes 77003 and 62311 may be billed together, no CCI edits preventing claims processing.

62311

Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (including anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, inclu ...
No CCI edit; Before reporting code, check Medicaid and payer policies.

77003
Fluoroscopic guidance and localization of needle or catheter tip for spine or paraspinous diagnostic or therapeutic injection procedures (epidural or subarachnoid)
No CCI edit; Before reporting code, check Medicaid and payer policies.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of February, 2015 12:46:56 PM

Hi Janet-

Upon further research of this question, please note below from Federal Register regarding 62311:

After considering comments received, we are finalizing CPT codes 62310, 62311, 62318,
and 62319 as potentially misvalued, finalizing the proposed RVUs for these services, and
prohibiting separate billing of image guidance in conjunction with these services.

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