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Injection of Kenalog into Iliohypogastric nerve

Cindy Posted Tue 16th of December, 2014 17:20:15 PM

My surgeon injected 40mg of Kenalog with 3 cc's of 1% Xylocaine into the Iliohypogastric nerve. This did not help so he then injected a little further lateral with some lidocaine and this hit the spot, so her then took another 20 mg of kenalog with 2 cc of saline and re-injected this spot.
I am unsure of the code, would I use 20550? I can't really find a code that fits.
thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 17th of December, 2014 09:48:18 AM

There is a code for injection of anaesthetic agent into Iliohypogastric nerve, i.e. 64425, Injection, anesthetic agent; ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric nerves.

However, there is no such code for injection of steroid.

You will have to use unlisted code 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system.

Thanks !!

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