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Cure what ails your pain management coding

Briefings on APCs, July 1, 2010

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Coding and sequencing for pain management services depend on the physician documentation in the medical record and application of the ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines. New procedures or new technology generally benefit patients but can further complicate pain management coding, so you need to investigate any coding advice you receive from the company selling the new technology.

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