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intra-operative injections for post-op pain


Richmond, IN
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Hi, I am a little confused on intra-operative injections done for post-operative pain.
My understanding is that say a femoral cath done after induction of the general anesthesia for a total knee replacement is still seperately reportable and reimbursable if -59 is included and the diagnosis includes 338.18 post-operative pain. Is this incorrect?

I know that pre-induction and post-operative injections are seperately reportable as long as these were not included in the anesthesia time. But I cannot find anything clear explaining intra-operative injections done.

Please HELP!