AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 4 (April)

Nervous System/Surgery (April 2005)

April 2005 page 13 Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Nervous System, 64400, 64450, 64505, 64530, 64999 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report a nerve block injection code (ie, 64400-64450, 64505- 64530) if the injection is a combination of an anesthetic and steroidal agent (not solely an anesthetic agent as stated in the code descriptor)? Or should this combination injection be reported with the unlisted code, 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system? AMA Comment For a nerve block injection performed with an anesthetic and steroid combination, code 64999 should not be reported. Rather, a code from the 64400-64450 or 64505-64530...

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