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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Pain Management:
Coding for Somatic Nerve Block? Remember Your Anatomy

Pay special attention to trigeminal and GON injections. If your anesthesia provider also offers pain management services, you know that code selection for some somatic nerve blocks is fairly simple – but correctly reporting some others isn’t. That’s because some of the blocks have less detailed descriptors, which means the coder must identify the specific anatomical areas the code supports. [...]


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