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New Pain Management Codes: Genicular Nerves and SI Joint Nerves
Jan. 15, 2020 – This year’s publication of CPT contains 4 new procedure codes for pain management. They are for procedures which have been performed without the benefit of specific codes for some time now. Two of the codes are for procedures on the genicular nerve branches, a nerve block and a nerve destruction. The other two codes are for procedures on the nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint, again, a nerve block and a nerve destruction code.
Benefits of Electronic Payment and Remittances
Nov. 30, 2019 – If getting paid faster, reducing paperwork, and lowering your practice’s administrative cost appeals to you, then your practice could greatly benefit by enrolling to receive payments and remittances electronically.
Postoperative Pain Management Billing Conventions
Nov. 15, 2019 – Although Medicare considers the management of postoperative pain to be the responsibility of the surgeon and includes it in the surgeon’s global fee, there are instances in which it is billable for anesthesia providers. If the postoperative pain management requires the skill of an anesthesia provider, and the surgeon requests it, it can be billed and reimbursed successfully observing a few billing conventions.
Perioperative Pain Management: Billing for New Procedures
Oct. 15, 2019 – Advances in perioperative pain management can mean more efficient, safer postoperative pain management for patients, but new procedures can pose billing challenges for providers.
Calendar Year 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know
Sep. 13, 2019 – There are a few key points which could affect anesthesia practices, some of them significantly, in the coming year. The anesthesia conversion factor and RBRVS conversion factors are ever so slightly increased, new pain codes are approved for use, the work RVUs on somatic nerve injections are decreased and there are several changes to the MIPS program.