Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

August 6, 2020

Question:
I cannot find a CPT code to report using a device to deliver medication through the nose when a sphenopalatine ganglion block is performed under fluoroscopic guidance for patients with migraine headaches. Can you provide me with the correct CPT code?

Answer:
There is no specific CPT code that accurately describes this service. The code set includes code 64505, which describes the injection of the sphenopalatine ganglion. However, it is inappropriate to  report this code since an injection is not performed. Therefore, the unlisted code 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system, should be reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/06/20.

 

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