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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Follow This Advice for Spot-on CTS Coding

Hint: You can sometimes submit 20526 with a non-CTS diagnosis. Coders always want the most specific CPT® code possible for claims – but sometimes the descriptor's details can cause potential roadblocks. Case in point: Reporting therapeutic injections for patients with the "carpal tunnel" CPT® injection code - 20526 (Injection, therapeutic [e.g., local anesthetic, corticosteroid], carpal tunnel) - can cause confusion [...]