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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

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Reporting Local Anesthetic Shots

Question: An established patient with a history of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) reports to the provider complaining of tingling in her wrist and fingers. After a level-two evaluation and management (E/M) service, the provider confirms CTS is causing the tingling. The provider then injects a local anesthetic and sends the patient home. What is the correct coding for this encounter? [...]