AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 2 (February)

Pain Medicine (February 2011)

February 2011 pages 4-5 Pain Medicine Revisions made to certain pain medicine procedures in the CPT 2011 codebook include new procedure codes, and guidelines were created in the Nervous System section to clarify the reporting of these services. The following code sets are affected: Introduction/Injection of Anesthetic Agent (Nerve Block), Diagnostic or Therapeutic (64400-64530) Neurostimulators (Peripheral Nerve) (64550-64595) Destruction by Neurolytic Agent (eg, Chemical, Thermal, Electrical or Radiofrequency) (64600-64681) This article will provide an overview of these additions and revisions. Introduction/Injection of Anesthetic Agent (Nerve Block), Diagnostic or Therapeutic Revised Codes The following codes were revised for 2011: 64479Injection(s)...

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