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Add New Options for Paravertebral Thoracic Block in 2016

Question: My physician documented that he placed a thoracic paravertebral block for post-op pain management. The only codes I’m finding for paravertebral blocks are 64470-64484 and 64490-64493, but I’m not sure if they apply for post-op pain management. Am I missing codes somewhere? Alabama Subscriber Answer: CPT® instructs you to report these paravertebral injections (not facet joint injections) with one of [...]

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