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    Question anesthetic injection
    Medical Coding Books
    The physician documents the following in the ED:

    "Examination of the mouth revealed a large cavity in the left lower premolar. This area was anesthetized with with Marcaine 2 ml."

    Is this a seperately identifiable procedure, or rolled into E/M? Facial nerve injection?

    Input appreciated.

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    I would like to know also. I have a physician that has done two injections into the mouth. I called the local dentist and they said it's included in their services, which I assume is a procedure, not just a visit. I am stuck. Does anyone have any knowledge on this?

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