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Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

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Rely on NCCI Guidelines for Pain Management Following RC Repair

Question: A patient returns two days following a rotator cuff repair (acute) complaining of chronic pain. The physician performs a suprascapular nerve block for pain management purposes. Can I code for this service? Need Subscriber Answer: The global period for surgical code 23410 (Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff (eg, rotator cuff) open; acute) is 90 days. Since the surgeon performs [...]