Renee Posted 4 month(s) ago
my provider has submitted charges for 64493, 64494 & 64495 the documentation reports "a c-arm was used to localize the facet joints at L3/4, L4/L5, L5/S1 right ....40mg of Deopmedrol and 2ml of 1% lidocaine were then infiltrated at each level.
is the 64495 charge warranted? documented? thank you ~
SuperCoder Posted 4 month(s) ago
Code 64493 is reported for the first joint injected (for a single or initial level). Add-on code 64494 is reported for the second joint or level injected or blocked.
Add-on code 64495 is reported only once per day for injections at the third and any additional lumbar or sacral level(s) treated. Codes 64493, 64494 & 64495 can be used, provided the injections were performed in the lumbar spine with fluoroscopic (or CT) guidance, as required to use these codes.
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