AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 6 (June)

Nervous System, 62274, 64714 (Q&A) (June 1997)

June 1997 page 11a Coding Consultation Nervous System, 62274, 64714 (Q&A) Question If I perform a neurolysis, or freeing of intact nerve from scar tissue, before administering an anesthetic material via spinal area (lumbar) injection, and I insert and manipulate a catheter inside the site to bluntly break apart the adherent material before the injection, can I report code 64714, Neuroplasty, major peripheral nerve, arm or leg; lumbar plexus, for the work of freeing the nerves in this manner? AMA Comment No. Since the procedure described in your question does not indicate exposition of the surgical site, it...

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