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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Nerve Blocks:
Keep Coding Pain at Bay With Block Smarts

When provider performs GON nerve block, 64405 is your code. A patient has been experiencing excruciating headaches because his occipital nerve is malfunctioning. So, your neurologist performs an occipital nerve block — anesthetization of the nerve — to help manage the pain. Before reporting this claim, there are details to confirm, including which of the three occipital nerves the neurologist [...]

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