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Pain Management Coding Alert

Injections: Get Dx Right, and Then Take Aim at CTS Shot Coding

- Published on Mon, Oct 09, 2017
You might need a CTS diagnosis for 20526. But then again, …. Reporting therapeutic injections for patients with the “carpal tunnel” CPT® injection code can cause understandable confusion. Why? The code in question — 20526 (Injection, therapeutic [eg, local anesthetic, corticosteroid], carpal tunnel) — includes the words “carpal tunnel” in the descriptor. There are some payers, however, that don’t expressly require [...]

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