AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 11 (November)

Surgery/Nervous System (November 2008)

November 2008 page 11-end Surgery/Nervous System, 61793 (Q&A) Question: Can code 62311 be reported once for each spinal level involved? May modifier 50, Bilateral Procedure, be used to report bilateral procedures? Answer: No. Lumbar epidural injections at multiple levels should not be reported using codes 62311 and 62311-59 or 62311-50. For codes 62310-62319, when a substance is injected into the epidural space, it diffuses into the entire area, thus eliminating the need to inject medication into both sides of the space to achieve the intended results. There may be instances in which several attempts are made to get...

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