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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Pain Management Focus:
Verify Unilateral vs. Bilateral on Chemodenervation Claims

The payer might be looking for modifier 50. If you report pain management services on occasion, remember that coding chemodenervation services involves watching two details: the body area that was treated and the muscles treated. Also:  There's another layer of coding challenge concerning the laterality of the procedure. If the physician performs chemodenervation on both sides for a patient, your [...]


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