Mike Posted Tue 21st of November, 2017 12:03:05 PM
Patient had peripheral nerve injections on RT ulnar nerve 64450 and Lt Medial nerve 64450. Can 76942 for ultrasound guidance be billed twice?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 21st of November, 2017 23:54:21 PM
CPT codes 76942, 77002, 77003, 77012, and 77021 describe radiologic guidance for needle placement by different modalities. CMS payment policy allows one unit of service for any of these codes at a single patient encounter regardless of the number of needle placements performed. The unit of service for these codes is the patient encounter, not number of lesions, number of aspirations, number of biopsies, number of injections or number of localizations.
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