AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 8 (August)

Lysis of Epidural Adhesions (62263) (August 2000)

August 2000 pages 7-9 Coding Clarification Lysis of Epidural Adhesions (62263) We have received inquiries regarding one of the new spine injection codes. Specifically, we've been asked whether codes 72275 and 62263 may be reported if the physician performs both epidurography (72265) and administration of a neurolytic agent via an epiduro-scope (as opposed to solely catheter-based adhesiolysis). Epiduroscopy Prior to addressing this specific question, it is important to reiterate that there is no specific CPT code to describe "epiduroscopy." As stated in coding consultations published in the September and October 1998 editions of the CPT Assistant, code 64999...

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