Facet Joint Injections without Guidance

Facet Joint Injections without Guidance

July 26, 2018

Question:
If I perform a facet joint injection of the Medical Branch (64490-64495) and don’t use guidance, can I still report these codes?

Answer:
No, according the many of the medical policies if guidance CT, US or Fluoroscopic is not used the service is reported as a trigger point injection (20552 or 20553).

*This response is based on the best information available as of 07/26/18.

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