Injection/Myelogram (62284/72240)

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by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC


Question: Injection/Myelogram (62284/72240):
Would it be appropriate for a Facility to bill the technical component of the injection performed by one physician or other healthcare professional (62284) and also bill the technical component of the radiology S&I code for a myelogram (72240-72270) when performed by a different physician or other healthcare professional?

No. The facility always codes the complete procedure, 62302-62305. The component codes were left in place for physician billing in circumstances where two different physicians perform portions of the procedure.


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About the Author

David Zielske is founder and President of ZHealth Publishing and primary author and editor of ZHealth publications. Dr. Z practiced as an interventional radiologist and has over twenty years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert. He is Board Certified in Radiology and has functioned as an independent interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular coding consultant to a variety of physician groups and hospital providers across the country. He also served as an instructor for over 200 coding seminars.

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