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    Doctor attempted a lumbar epidural injection (62311) at the L5-S1 interspace but could not complete it because of spondylytic changes. He was successful on the second attempt by inserting the needle at the sacral hiatus. I am coding this as follows: 62311 74 and 62311-59. Is this correct? Thanks.

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    Code only 62311, when the procedure is completed successfully than no need of coding for unsuccessful attempt.

    Mohd Ali Hadi- CPC-H

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    Thanks. I appreciate your help.

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