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Pain Management Injections

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    When using the code 64495--if this is bilateral procedure--do you bill medicare with the modifier -50 and double the price and put the units as (1) or do you split them up with the modifier -LT or -RT?

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    "Bilateral injections are performed on the right and left sides of one joint level. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires physicians to indicate a bilateral injection by using billing modifier 50 and the appropriate CPT code. If a physician performs multiple bilateral injections, modifier 50 should accompany each facet joint injection CPT code"

    https://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticl...ads/MM6518.pdf

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