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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Check Laterality on ESIs

Question: I have some questions about coding for epidural steroid injections (ESIs). Patient #1 that I’m coding for had ESI of the L4/L5 joint. Patient #2 had bilateral ESI of the L3/L4. How should I report these? Do I need multiple codes (such as +64484) for the bilateral procedure? Florida Subscriber Answer: For Patient #1, report code 64483 (Injection(s), anesthetic [...]