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    Default injection with strapping

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    Can anyone tell me what I need to do to bill 29540 and 64450 together? 64450 is not being used as "anesthesia for a surgical procedure" it is being used as a therapeutic injection for pain. I tried adding a 59 to one and then to the other, but it didn't work either way.
    solocoder CPC

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    Default strapping and 64450

    This is one of those interesting pairs that if you go to the NCCI edits and use 64450 as the column 1 code and 29540 as the column 2 code it tells you that no modifier will unbundle. If you then put 29540 in as column 1 code and 64450 as the column 2 code it tells you that if done at different anatomical sites you can unbundle with a modifier.

    If the strapping and injection were done at different anatomical sites you might try listing the 29540 first and the 64450 with the mod and submit it with the operative report.

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