AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 4 (April)

Chemodenervation (April 2001)

April 2001 pages 1-2 Chemodenervation CPT 2001 includes an expanded section of codes for the accurate reporting of chemodenervation procedures. The heading of the "Destruction by Neurolytic Agent" section has been revised to specifically include chemodenervation. The common portion of the descriptor for codes 64612-64614 has been editorially revised to omit the phrase "destruction by neurolytic agent." The term "destruction" does not apply to this series of codes, as the nerve is technically not destroyed, but instead is chemodenervated. The effect of the drug injected (eg, Type A botulinum toxin) is largely or completely reversible. Since the effect...

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