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Pain Management Coding Alert

Procedure Coding:

Check Both Sides on Chemodenervation Claims

Sometimes, you need modifier 50 to make that claim fly. Coding for your physician's chemodenervation services involves figuring the body area that she treated and the muscles she treats. Also: There's another layer of coding challenge concerning the laterality of the procedure. If the physician performs chemodenervation on both sides for a patient, your coding will depend on whether you [...]