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Old 09-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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Cool local anesthesia

Is there a code for local anesthesia or is the anesthesia bundled in the procedure? For example if a patient comes into the physician's office and requiresn 3 stitches to close a cut. How would this procedure be coded?

I have literally driven myself crazy trying to figure this one out. HELP
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:56 PM
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If you try to bill as 12001 and 96372 for the injection of lidocaine. 96372 would be bundled under the edit such as standards of medical/surgical practice. Other references could be found stating it is inclusive to performing the procedure.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:26 AM
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Default A big thank you

Thank you so much for you assistance. This was EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND JUST WHAT I NEEDED.

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