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digital nerve block-local

Paula Posted Wed 13th of August, 2014 12:20:15 PM

is it correct to bill 64450? when we do a local injection for
wound care what is the correct cpt code to use for local injection?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of August, 2014 13:38:10 PM

Yes this would be the correct code to bill when completing a nerve block on the patient. 64450; Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch. In a nerve block, the physician injects an anesthetic targeted toward a certain nerve or group of nerves to treat pain. It is mainly used to turn off a pain signal from a specific part of the body.
Typically, a patient is positioned in his stomach or side on a special fluoroscopic or CT table. This will give the physician easy access to the injection site(s). The nurse will be present to help make the patient comfortable during and after the procedure.
Thanks for your question.

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