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Pain Management Coding Alert

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Brachial Plexus Block for Pain

Question: Our PM physician is treating a patient for postoperative pain after total shoulder replacement surgery. The patient reported recently for treatment, and the physician performed a brachial plexus block with ultrasound (US) guidance. How should I report this encounter? Indiana Subscriber Answer: On the claim, you’ll report: 64415 (Injection, anesthetic agent; brachial plexus, single) for the injection. Modifier 59 [...]