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Genicular nerve RFA

Sandeep Posted Mon 02nd of March, 2020 05:03:29 AM
What is the CPT code for Radiofrequency ablation of Genicular nerve.Please specify the guidelines for the same.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of March, 2020 03:23:56 AM

Hi

 

In 2020, CPT® has introduced a new code for neurolytic agent destruction for genicular nerve i.e. 64624 (Destruction by neurolytic agent, genicular nerve branches including imaging guidance, when performed).

So, if physician has performed radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerve in CY 2020, the appropriate CPT will be 64624.

As per the guidelines, 64624 requires the destruction of each of the following genicular nerve branches: superolateral, superomedial, and inferomedial. If a neurolytic agent for the purposes of destruction is not applied to all of these nerve branches, report 64624 with modifier 52.

 

Note: If the procedure has been performed prior CY 2020 then the appropriate CPT code for radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerve will be 64640 (Destruction by neurolytic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch).

 

Please check the below links:

https://www.supercoder.com/coding-newsletters/my-anesthesia-coding-alert/reader-question-look-to-01991-for-anesthesia-during-genicular-ablation-154559-article

https://www.supercoder.com/coding-newsletters/my-neurology-coding-alert/reader-question-choose-64450-for-genicular-nerve-injection-145210-article

https://www.supercoder.com/coding-newsletters/my-pain-management-coding-alert/cpt-2020-several-injection-groups-shot-through-with-changes-162316-article

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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