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Pain Management Coding Alert

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Watch Those Modifiers When Reporting Bilateral Injections

Question: We have been facing challenges for reporting bilateral procedures like injection codes 64483 (Injection[s], anesthetic agent and/or steroid, transforaminal epidural, with imaging guidance [fluoroscopy or CT]; lumbar or sacral, single level) and 27096 (Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance [fluoroscopy or CT] including arthrography when performed). Is it better to report modifiers LT and RT to each [...]

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