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    Question Dental Block in ER

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    We had a physician in our ER do 2 procedures and we are stumped as to how to bill or if we can bill. 1) Conscious sedation 3 ml of intranasal versed was given. The 2nd procedure was listed as a Dental block with 1% Lidocaine and Epinephrine, the Right maxillary field block. Any help would be appreciated. I showed my consultant and she was stuck as well. Thanks

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    Hello srburk,

    I would check your substantiated criteria for Medicinal section code range 99143-99148.
    That also sounds like a service that could be bundled under the E/M-ER code. Check your CCI edit.
    You might want to think about moving this question to the anesthesia or E/M discussion categories.

    Just a thought.......
    Last edited by 007CPC; 04-13-2008 at 06:08 PM.

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