AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery Nervous System, 62263 (Q&A) (December 1999)

December 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Surgery Nervous System, 62263 (Q&A) Question Can CPT code 62263 be used to report an endoscopic procedure for lysis of epidural adhesions? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, it is not appropriate to report code 62263 for endoscopic lysis of epidural adhesions. CPT code 62263 describes a percutaneous epidural catheter-based treatment involving targeted injection of various substances coupled with epidural injection of contrast to define areas of scarring around nerve roots and/or spinal nerves as well as to define swollen nerves which might indicate moderate to severe inflammation in the nerves...

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