AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 5 (May)

Nervous System Neuroplasty, 64722 (Q&A) (May 1999)

May 1999 page 11 Coding Consultation Nervous System Neuroplasty, 64722 (Q&A) Question Should I report code 64722 for nerve decompression treatment using a motorized/computerized traction device? What is external neurolysis? AMA Comment Code 64722 should not be reported, as this code describes an "open" incisional repair of injured nerve(s) that includes "external neurolysis" by division of perineural adhesions and/or excision of perineural scar tissue. External neurolysis/decompression is used to evaluate the nerve to determine if segmental nerve resection and suture are indicated and to enhance regeneration when resection and suture are not performed. Code 97012, Application of a...

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