Outpatient Facility Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Note Separate Injection Sites for Greater, Lesser Occipital Nerve Blocks

Question: Can I code a lesser occipital nerve block in addition to a greater occipital nerve block? Illinois Subscriber Answer: Yes, you may report these two services separately. First, you can see that there is no National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit between the greater occipital nerve block code 64405 (Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve) and lesser occipital nerve [...]