Q: For the new 2017 epidural injection CPT® codes, the longer-term injections (63234-62327) indicate they are to be used if they are administered on more than a single calendar day. What if we start the administration at 10 p.m. and then discontinue the administration at 1 a.m.? That would be two calendar days. Can we used those codes or should we use the shorter-term injection series (62320-62323)?
Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, look at comprehensive APC (C-APC) expansion for 2017 and how that will lead to many new codes to be included in C-APCs. They also look at CMS’ new site-neutral payment policies for 2017 included in the latest OPPS final rule.
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