AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 3

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In the pain clinic, a catheter is placed into the lumbar epidural space and an anesthetic is administered. Leaving the catheter in place, the patient is periodically brought back to the clinic for subsequent injections into the existing catheter. We assigned CPT code 62319 for the initial injection. What would the appropriate code assignments be for the subsequent injections of anesthetic into the existing catheter? ...

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