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Old 10-08-2009, 02:53 PM
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Hi,
Can someone help me with a cpt code for a digital nerve block.
The patient underwent asceptic digital block using 3cc 1% lidocaine split 1/2 into each radial and ulnar side digital nerve at base of 4th finger proximal phalanx. After 10 minutes she reported complete resolution of all hand and finger pain. eed a cpt code for a digital nerve block.
This was done in the Dr's (not anesthesiologist) office.
I found cpt 64450 but it seems like this is used for lower extremities.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:18 PM
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You are on the right track!

I would use 64450 and 64450-51 to address both nerves. This code can be used for upper or lower extremities.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:48 PM
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Thank you so much for your speedy replie
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:53 PM
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Glad to be of assistance!
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I googled digital block and got this page as the first choice, so I bopped right in and got my answer. I should have know other coders would be there for me. Thanks.
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