Spinal cord stimulation is used when other nonsurgical treatment options fail to provide sufficient pain relief. The procedure help improve different types of chronic pain, such as back pain, post-surgical pain, nerve-related pain, injuries to the spinal cord, arachnoiditis, visceral abdominal pain and perineal pain, peripheral vascular disease, pain after an amputation, and complex regional pain syndrome.
There are many CPT codes and guidelines for billing spinal cord stimulation, which makes the task quite challenging. A professional pain management medical billing company would have certified coders with proper knowledge of the codes and modifiers for neurological procedures. Medical billing outsourcing can allow practices to streamline their billing process and submit accurate and timely claims for maximum reimbursement.
Spinal cord stimulation can improve the overall quality of life and sleep, and reduce the need for pain medications. Spinal cord stimulators involve two specific procedures – to test and implant the device, and the trial and the implantation. People who benefit the most from spinal cord stimulation are those who have experienced chronic debilitating pain in the lower back, leg (sciatica), or arm for more than 3 months.
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