AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 3; For Your Information

Joint injections and nerve blocks in the coccygeal area

Patient presents for sacrococcygeal and intercoccygeal joint injections and a coccygeal nerve block to treat coccydynia. Under fluoroscopic guidance the needle was inserted into the sacrococcygeal joint and contrast injected. Needle placement was confirmed and the treatment solution was then injected. The same was repeated at the intercoccygeal joint. Next, the needle was advanced to the space anterior to the joint and contrast was injected under fluoroscopic guidance. Needle placement was confirmed in the region of the coccygeal nerves and treatment solution was injected. The needle was withdrawn and bandage placed over the puncture site. What are the correct codes for the sacrococcygeal and intercoccygeal joint injections and the code for the coccygeal nerve block? ...

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