AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery: Nervous System (Q&A) (August 2015)

August 2015 page 8bb Surgery: Nervous System Question: What is the appropriate code to report for hand digital nerve repair/reconstruction with 2-cm nerve allograft? A nerve graft is used but not harvested. Answer: The correct code to report is 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system. Code 64890, Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), single strand, hand or foot; up to 4 cm length, would not be appropriate to report as this code refers to a nerve autograft and not a commercially available allograft. In addition, code 64890 includes harvesting the nerve graft, which is significantly more work than using a commercial...

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