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    Medical Coding Books
    As per ASA crosswalk, for CPT 62311 (epidural steroid injection) - Anaesthesia care not typically required.
    So how are we going to bill ESI for an Anesthesiologist.

    Kindly share your thoughts.

    Regards,
    Shruthi.

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    I always used 01991 for the nerve blocks, injections, and epidurals. If the patient was in the prone position when the epidural was placed, then I use 01992. I have never had one not pay and not had one come back for information.

    Hope this helps
    Amy Pritchett,
    BSHA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CDEO, CANPC, CEDC, CASCC, CRC, CMDP, CMPM, CCS, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS
    2017-2018 Secretary of Local Mobile AAPC Chapter
    2015-2016 President of Local Mobile AAPC Chapter

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    I thought the question was what code to use when the anesthesiologist performs the injection. The code you suggest, CPT 01991, states:
    anesthesia for diagnostic or therapeutic nerve blocks and injections (when block or injection is performed by a different physician or other qualified health care professional); other than the prone position.
    Melanie Zinser, RMC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC
    Coding Educator & Quality Analyst
    OhioHealth Physician Group
    melanie.zinser@ohiohealth.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy Pritchett View Post
    I always used 01991 for the nerve blocks, injections, and epidurals. If the patient was in the prone position when the epidural was placed, then I use 01992. I have never had one not pay and not had one come back for information.

    Hope this helps
    Thanks Amy.

    And if the procedure is done with guidance, ASA would be 01936 instead of 01991 and 01992.

    My one more clari is - ASA code for Trigger point injection depends on anatomic site or will it be 01991/01992. Please clarify.

    Regards,
    Shruthi

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    It will still be the 01991/01992.

    Thanks!
    Amy Pritchett,
    BSHA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CDEO, CANPC, CEDC, CASCC, CRC, CMDP, CMPM, CCS, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS
    2017-2018 Secretary of Local Mobile AAPC Chapter
    2015-2016 President of Local Mobile AAPC Chapter

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    Am now confused. If TPI is given to hip, can we code it with 01200 or still go with 01991/01992.

    Regards,
    Shruthi.

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