AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 3 (March)

Destruction by Neurolytic Agent (eg, Chemical, Thermal, Electrical, Radiofrequency) (March 2000)

March 2000 page 4 Coding Communications Destruction by Neurolytic Agent (eg, Chemical, Thermal, Electrical, Radiofrequency) This article is the last of a three-part series describing spinal injection procedures. In this part we will specifically address the series of codes 64622-64627, destruction of the paravertebral facet joint nerves by a neurolytic agent (eg, chemical, thermal, electrical, radiofrequency). For CPT 2000, the destruction by neurolytic agent (eg, chemical, thermal, electrical, radiofrequency) codes 64622-64623 were revised, and two new codes 64626-64627 were established to delineate paravertebral facet joint nerve destruction by a neurolytic agent at the cervical or thoracic region(s). Because of...

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