AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 2 (February)

Nerve Block Injections (February 2004)

February 2004 pages 7-10 Coding Communication:Nerve Block Injections As clinical practice techniques continue to evolve into newly discovered methods that improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and overall outcome of procedures, so must the reporting methods and guidelines that capture these services. The focus of this coding communication is to allow for the recognition and appropriate reporting of the new and revised CPT codes implemented in 2003 that describe injection of anesthetic agents and daily hospital management of continuous drug administration to reflect current clinical practice. Specifically, procedures involving injection of anesthetic agents (nerve block) to the brachial plexus, sciatic and...

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