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Pay-Per-View: Cure what ails your pain management coding

APCs Insider, July 2, 2010

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As reimbursement for complex pain management continues to decrease, your coding must drive accurate reimbursement—netting you a fair payment without creating compliance difficulties.

Coding and sequencing for pain management services depend on physician documentation in the medical record and application of the ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines. New procedures or new technology generally benefit patients but can further complicate pain management coding, so you need to investigate any coding advice you receive from the company selling the new technology.

Continue reading “Cure what ails your pain management coding” on the HCPro website. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to the article in their July issue.

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