AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 4 (April)

Nervous System, Serial Catheter Injections, 62275, 62278, 62282 (Q&A) (April 1996)

April 1996 page 10b Coding Consultation Nervous System, Serial Catheter Injections, 62275, 62278, 62282 (Q&A) Question In certain neurolytic procedures, the epidural catheter is inserted (using fluoroscopic guidance with injection of contrast material) and remains in place for one or more days-for injection of a steroidal agent and sodium chloride on the first day, and sodium chloride and local anesthetic substance for two subsequent days. How should I report these serial injections? AMA Comment For specific instances where the epidural catheter remains in place for several days, for repeated injections, report the appropriate injection code for each day...

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