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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Report 99231 Once Daily, Except for Catheter Insertion Day

Question: Our providers have changed how they’re handling some post-op anesthesia cases. For saphenous/femoral nerve blocks after some knee and shoulder replacement surgeries, they’re inserting a catheter as they would for a continuous infusion instead of just injecting a nerve once. But since they don’t have a pump yet for a continuous infusion, they’re injecting the med through the catheter. They [...]

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