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    Hi there,

    I have a patient which our doctor placed 2 continous catheters on both pop fossa nerve and saphenoous nerve. My question are:

    1. can I code 64449 2 times?

    2. do anyone get pay under this scenario?


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    I noticed that Medicare's Medically Unlikely Edits has quantity of 2, which I assume means you can bill twice. But other than that I am not sure to the answer of your question. Did he establish in the notes the necessity of having two?

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    well, the physician had done 2 injections on pop fossa block and sephenous nerve block. Then he noted that he did "continous catheter insertion".

    so I think I can code it as

    64450 x 2

    or should I code it as 64449 x 2 with 64450 x 2.

    it is a common scenario.

    he did not note it what there were a need for 2 or more injections. He just noted what he didi.

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