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This Week’s Code Red
Why do some companies pay 69990 with 63030 and some don’t? What is the recourse if some don’t? #AANSCodeRed Answer: CPT guidelines allow for reporting of +69990 but 63030 is not one of the codes where CMS reimburses +69990.
Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS
There is a new ICD-10 code for spinal stenosis with claudication: M48.062. This covers both anatomy and symptomatology and thus appropriate for both E and M and surgical coding.
Jack Knightly, MD, FAANS
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