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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

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Check Your Postop Pain Coding Acumen

Question: An orthopedic surgeon performs total knee replacement on a patient, and then writes an order for your PM practice to manage the postoperative pain. The provider documents consistently, throughout the record, that the plan is for a block for postoperative pain. During the encounter, the PM provider performs a level three new patient evaluation and management (E/M) service for the [...]