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Anesthesia Coding Alert

HCPCS Check: Pay Attention to Drug Amounts for Correct CTS Injection Coding

- Published on Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Code 20526 doesn't automatically point to a certain medication. When you code for therapeutic carpal tunnel (CT) injections with 20526 (Injection, therapeutic [e.g., local anesthetic, corticosteroid], carpal tunnel), experts say to pay close attention to the specific drug type and amount before finalizing your claim. Explanation:  Accurate coding of drug supply will garner you more pay for your 20526 encounters. [...]

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