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2016 CPT codes 64461 & 64462

Mary Posted Wed 13th of January, 2016 09:26:05 AM

Can anyone provide a bit more information on the differences between a transforaminal injection and this new thoracic paravertebral code and the specifics of documentation?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of January, 2016 05:57:35 AM

A transforaminal injection is an injection of long acting steroid into the opening at the side of the spine where a nerve roots exits & A thoracic paravertebral block is a technique where a bolus of local anesthetic is injected in the paravertebral space, in the vicinity of the thoracic spinal nerves following their emergence from the intervertebral foramen
64461: Paravertebral block (PVB) (paraspinous block), thoracic; single injection site (includes imaging guidance, when performed)
64462: Paravertebral block (PVB) (paraspinous block), thoracic; second and any additional injection site(s) (includes imaging guidance, when performed) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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