64721 with 64450

jennifers

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can we code 64721 carpal tunnel release along with 64450, median nerve block injection?

we keep getting denials on this.

please advise.
thanks!
 

CodingKing

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if the block is done as anesthesia for the surgery, no you can't report it separately.

@Juliaramos, CCI states modifier is allowed it means there are circumstances where they might be separately reportable. Its not an open invitation to use modifier 59.
 
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