Category: Physiatry

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Thoracic Nerve Blocks

June 28, 2018 Question: If I perform three separate injections at three intercostal levels can I report 64420 and 64421 x 2? Answer: No you should report 64421 (Injection, anesthetic agent; intercostal nerves, multiple, regional blocks). CPT code 64420 is used for a single injection and CPT 64421 is reported for multiple intercostal nerve blocks...

Piriformis Syndrome
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Piriformis Syndrome

June 14, 2018 Question: What code do I use when my physician injects the piriformis muscle for piriformis syndrome under ultrasound guidance in the office? Do I report 64445 for the nerve injection? Answer: CPT code 20552 and 76942 for the ultrasound guidance. Per CPT Assistant April 2012; there is a significant difference in the...

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