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    On the op report under Procedures, the doctor states right-sided transforaminal injections at L3-L4, L4-L5, & L5-S1. In the Procedure in Detail, the doctor does not include information as to which side he is injecting or at what levels. He just refers to "each respective joint" and Depo-Medrol "was injected without complication at each of the respective levels". Can this be coded as right-sided injections if the details are not included in the Procedure in Detail? Thanks for your input.

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    Albany, New York
    I would request an amended procedure note.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    But you said in the report he stated right-sided. I would say it's the right side. We code for left and right trans injections.

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