AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery: Nervous System (Q&A) (June 2010)

June 2010 page 8b Surgery: Nervous System (Q&A) Question: A patient receives 20 injections of Botox type A with 14 injections to the forehead and 6 injections to the back of the upper portion of the neck. What is the correct CPT code to report? Answer: Chemodenervation by Botox injections to the muscles in the neck are reported with CPT code 64613, Chemodenervation of muscle(s); neck muscle(s) (eg, for spasmodic torticollis, spasmodic dysphonia). Pericranial muscle injections (ie, injections to the forehead) are not considered part of the neck muscles and are not muscles that are innervated by facial nerves...

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