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How to Correctly Code for Ongoing Lumbar Drain Check

Question: Our pain management physician inserted a lumbar drain and wants to leave it in place for several days. He listed 62272 as the procedure code. What should we report for daily inpatient visits from the physician? Are there any guidelines for this type of situation? Washington Subscriber  Answer: The daily management code 01996 (Daily hospital management of epidural or subarachnoid continuous [...]


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