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Correctly Calculate J3301 Units

Question: A patient presented with a bi-occipital headache with associated tenderness radiating to the bifrontal regions of the head. Her signs and symptoms were consistent with occipital neuralgia. The physician decided to administer bilateral greater and lesser occipital nerve blocks. Procedure documentation states: 1.5 mL of 40 mg/1 mL of Kenalog mixed with 1.5 mL of 2% Lidocaine was injected in [...]

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