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    Red face Diagnostic SPine Inj for painful Hardware

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    Any suggesstions for the appropriate CPT code when the lumbar spinal injection is to diagnosis whether the pain is from the retained hardware from a previous surgery or not? Provider wants to use the facet inj code but he truly is not injectiong the facet joint...


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    Is this a discogram your physician is doing? We have a physiatrist in our practice. He does discograms to diagnose where and what level the pain is coming from. These codes are 72295 (for the discography) & 62290 (injection for discography) for each level. Hopefully this will help you out.

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    See the following post under Anesthesia--it may help.

    05/22/09 Injection for spinal hardware

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