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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

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Keep on Top of Occipital Nerve Block Codes

Question: Our provider administered a block near the skull base to treat occipital nerve pain, as well as an anesthetic injection beforehand. Which codes should we report for this service? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: The answer depends on the occipital nerve that the provider addressed with the block. Typically, you'll report 64405 (Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve) for an occipital [...]

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