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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Understand Options for Post-op Continuous Canal Block

Question: How do you code an adductor canal block continuous catheter for post-op pain management after total knee replacement? Washington Subscriber  Answer: The term “adductor canal” could refer to “femoral,” which would point you to code 64448 (Injection, anesthetic agent; femoral nerve, continuous infusion by catheter [including catheter placement]) for a continuous block, or 64447 (Injection, anesthetic agent; femoral nerve, single) [...]



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