AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 1 (January)

Pain Management: Injection of Nonneurolytic Solutions (January 2000)

January 2000 pages 1-4 Pain Management: Injection of Nonneurolytic Solutions The spine and spinal cord injection, drainage, or aspiration section of CPT has evolved over many years, resulting in a lack of systematic organization for the differing anatomic administration sites (subarachnoid, epidural), levels (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal), and types of substances injected (neurolytic, narcotic, anesthetic, steroid, antispasmodic). In CPT 2000, comprehensive revisions were made to the injection, drainage, or aspiration series of codes 62273-62298 and their radiological counterparts to reflect current clinical practice. This article will be the first of a three-part series describing spinal injection procedures and will...

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