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"Nerve root block"

Bonnie Posted Sun 18th of January, 2015 15:04:46 PM

Hi: Physician states procedure "selective nerve root block on the right at L3, L4, L5, S1". Op note states needle placed adjacent to right L5 nerve root, then omnipaque used to confirm we are at the appropriate nerve root level. Dexamethasone was injected, needle removed. Remaining selective nerve roots were also blocked. In total L3, L4, L5 and S1 selective nerve roots were blocked. What would be the correct CPT codes and how many times would you report each? Thanks so much.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 19th of January, 2015 03:50:47 AM

Selective nerve root block is an injection technique reported using transforaminal epidural injection codes.

Bill as 64483-RT, 64484-RT, 64484-RT, 64484-RT.

Thanks !!

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