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    Default Diagnosis for postoperative pain management

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    Anyone know the diagnosis code for postoperative pain management. This is for an ASC

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    Default Post-op pain management

    We use 338.18 - in conjunction with PCA pumps, etc.

    Hope this helps.


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    this is for 64417 post operative pain
    I can bill seperatly if I have medical necessity

    is there a V code?
    Last edited by ASC CODER; 01-13-2010 at 02:23 PM.

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    Default Pain management...

    338.18 is also used for nerve blocks and actually any treatment of post-operative pain.

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    thats just what I came up with. Thank you very much!

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