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  1. Melissa Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    Hello can you tell me if the proper codes for this would be: 64420 and 64486? The physician chose 64450

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Hi Melissa, 

    Cpt 64420 is correct to bill for intercostal nerve block. However, cpt 64486 is the the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block, an injection which is suppose to be given in muscle, to control pain in most of the abdominal procedures, typically used for post-operative pain management following major abdominal surgery. Your provider may also use it as an adjunct to his anesthesia for abdominal laparoscopic procedures. 

    Preffered code, If performed for postoperative pain management, will be CPT 64450 (Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch). Hope it helps.


  3. Melissa Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Thank you so much!

  4. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Happy to Help!

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  • Posted by 74622 Melissa, 1 Year(s) ago. There are 4 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.