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Peter Posted 7 Year(s) ago

IS THERE A CPT CODE FOR HYDRODISSECTION OF THE GREATER OCCIPTIAL NERVE?

SuperCoder Posted 7 Year(s) ago

64405

Peter Posted 7 Year(s) ago

I am aware of 64405 and code this when he does an Occipital NB. However, he is telling me that he is doing hydrodissection of the greater occpitial nerve (like with carpal tunnel). Is there such a code for the occipital nerve? I am billing 64721 with the carpal tunnel hydrdissection.

SuperCoder Posted 7 Year(s) ago

The greater occipital nerve is a spinal nerve, specifically the medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of cervical spinal nerve. The spinal nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
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The range of codes for neuroplasty related CPTs for peripheral nerves 64702 -64727.
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The only possible code that can closely fit in here is 64722 [Decompression; unspecified nerve(s) (specify)], otherwise you can go for unlisted one, i.e;64999.

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