Melissa Posted Tue 21st of November, 2017 09:39:16 AM
Need help with this cpt code:
Would this be coded with a nerve block code or a joint injection?
"once the area was localized, I injected just medial to the right shoulder blade and cutaneous tissue using a 3 cc syringe 4 cc of dehydrated alcohol in a circular distribution to the area that was causing her the most issues"
SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of November, 2017 01:00:23 AM
Dehydrated alcohol is injected proximate to nerve tissues to produce degeneration of nerve function (i.e. neurolysis) for control of chronic pain. So, you should report this as a nerve block.