AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery: Nervous System (Q&A) (April 2013)

April 2013 page 10b Surgery: Nervous System Question: Can you report the CPT codes for destruction of paravertebral joint nerves with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) codes 64633-64636, if ultrasound guidance is used instead of CT or fluoroscopic guidance? Answer: No. If CT or fluoroscopic guidance is not used when performing a procedure otherwise described by codes 64633-64636 this service would be reported with the unlisted code 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system. Question: Is "imaging guidance" an inclusive component of the CPT codes for destruction of paravertebral joint nerves with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) codes 64633-64636? Answer: Yes...

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