AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 7 (July)

Nervous System, 64400-64530 (Q&A) (July 1998)

July 1998 page 10c Coding Consultation Nervous System, 64400-64530 (Q&A) Question How would you code a pain management service (64400-64530) in conjunction with an operative anesthesia service? The pain management injection (64400-64530) is not the operative anesthesia, but is administered pre, inter, or post operatively for the purpose of postoperative pain management. AMA Comment It is appropriate to report a code from 64400-64530 in conjunction with an operative anesthesia service if an injection, as described by these codes, was also given. The February 1997 issue of CPT Assistant published an article on anesthesia and the coding of procedural...

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