Cubital tunnel injection at the elbow CPT

Mary Baierl

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Would you use unlisted 64999 and compare to 20526 (carpal tunnel), or is there a better code?
 

tefranklin57

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Carpal tunnel (354.0) is median nerve and Cubital tunnel (354.2) is of ulnar nerve, I would use CPT 20526 for the cubital tunnel
 

jdemar

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It depends on where the injection is, 20605 is the elbow JOINT. 20550 is the TENDON SHEATH or LIGAMENT, or FASCIA:. 20551 is the TENDON ORIGIN[/B]/INSERTION. The descriptor for 354.0 carpal tunnel 20526 states 'injection between the tendons of the radial flexor and the long palmar muscles', so I use 20550 for the cubital injection because they inject betweent tendons and muscles with 354.2
 
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