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    I need help with a code for insertion of catheter for pain pump, left foot. Op note reads..... An incision was made and carried down to the level of
    subcutaneous tissue taking care to Bovie, retract, or ligate all
    neurovascular structures as necessary. The catheter was then inserted
    and a Marcaine pain pump was attached to the proximal end.

    Last edited by brenda d lewis; 04-10-2008 at 01:08 PM. Reason: needed to add insertion of "catheter" for pain pump

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    In the Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet, dated January 2007, it states "Medicare considers post-operative pain care provided by the surgeon to part of the global surgical package (see the Claims Processing Manuarl, 100-4, Chap 12, section 40).

    This article was specifically related to pain pump insertion.

    I'm sure this is not the answer you were hoping for but hope it helps
    Last edited by mbort; 04-10-2008 at 01:21 PM.

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