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Can you bill for reprogramming of a shunt(62252) after an MRI?

Maria Posted Mon 22nd of April, 2013 18:48:45 PM

Can you bill for reprogramming of a shunt(62252)that is required after an MRI?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of April, 2013 18:16:12 PM

We are in the process of providing you the complete definitive answer for this question. There are various theories running around this scenario.

Please be patient.


Maria Posted Fri 03rd of May, 2013 17:36:50 PM

still waiting for an answer on this.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 06th of May, 2013 15:57:29 PM

This is a separately billable service. If the reprogramming is done in the global period, regardless of whether an MRI was done or other indications exist, it is billable with modifier.

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