AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 9 (September)

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

September 2010 page 10 Surgery: Nervous System Question: The patient has postmastectomy pain in the scar tissue area and not in the muscle. An injection was performed into the scar tissue of the chest area using a mixture of triamcinolone topical, lidocaine with epinephrine, and bupivacaine hydrochloride with epinephrine. What CPT code should be reported for this procedure? Answer: Injection of painful scar tissue is reported using CPT code 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it is necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim...

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