07/25/15 – 77003-26 included in CPT codes 62310-62319

Question: Can we report 77003-26 (fluoroscopic guidance) with codes 62311-62319?

Answer: Effective January 1, 2015, it is not compliant to separately bill image guidance with interlaminar and caudal epidural injection procedures reported with CPT codes 62310-62319.



The following excerpt is from the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that was published in the November 2014 Federal Register:



“Epidural Injection and Fluoroscopic Guidance CPT Codes 62310, 62311, 62318, 62319, 77001, 77002 and 77003 … Because it was clear that inputs that are specifically related to image guidance, such as the radiographic fluoroscopic room, are included in these proposed direct PE inputs for the epidural injection codes, we believed allowing separate reporting of the image guidance codes would overestimate the resources used in furnishing the overall service. To avoid this situation, we also proposed to prohibit the billing of image guidance codes in conjunction with these four epidural injection codes. … After considering comments received, we are finalizing CPT codes 62310, 62311, 62318, and 62319 as potentially misvalued, finalizing the proposed RVUs for these services, and prohibiting separate billing of image guidance in conjunction with these services.”

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