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I am trying to find the HCPCS code for Articaine (Carticaine). It is an oral local anesthetic.
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I need insight from some experts! What would you do with this?
Pt. in today for pump check and possible scheduling of replacement. The pump has had volume discrepancies showing that no medic... [ Read More ]
Can these modifiers both be billed on the same claim form if NPI numbers for each provider are listed? Also, is the website anesthesiabilling.org a trusted and reliable resource? Who are they?
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Our providers are doing Subcostal TAP Blocks and have been trying to use 64425. This is not an Intercostal Nerve Block, so I do not feel 64425 is appropriate. The procedure description is re... [ Read More ]
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My MTF surgeons have started using epidural anesthesia in lieu of general anesthesia for qualified hip and knee replacement candidates. I have confirmed with the anesthesia providers this is not a ner... [ Read More ]