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Documentation of Medical Necessity

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti details medical necessity documentation, an algorithmic approach to epidurals, facet joint interventions, and evaluation and management services. Dr. Manchikanti discusses Medicare documentation, considering the excessive costs incurred and being cautious of patients’ drug dependencies. Dr. Manchikanti begins by emphasizing the legal requirement for documentation. He discusses his approach to facet joint interventions in-depth, providing valuable advice on the codes to use and steps to take when treating patients.

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