AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 11 (November)

Nervous System (November 2000)

November 2000 page 11a Coding Consultation Nervous System, Surgery 64885, 64886 (Q&A) Question If two nerves are grafted during a single operation, can codes 64885 and 64886 be reported more than one time? AMA Comment The term "nerve graft" in the common portion of the code descriptor (the part left of the semicolon) for codes 64885 and 64886 is singular, indicating that the codes represent a single nerve graft. Therefore, if more than one nerve is grafted during a single operative session, 64885 or 64886, as appropriate, would be reported for the first nerve grafted. The appropriate add-on...

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