lumbar plexus block

Zellerdh

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Does anyone have the correct code to use for a single shot lumbar plexus block - not a catheter? We have come up with 64449-52 or a Psoas block 64412. Which would be the better option since there is no specific code?
Thanks for any help you might have.
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
For lumbar plexus block use 64449-52.
CPT does not include a code for a single shot lumbar plexus block, so your best option is 64449 (Injection, anesthetic agent; lumbar plexus, posterior approach, continuous infusion by catheter [including catheter placement]) with modifier 52 (Reduced services).
Explain that the “reduced services” designation is because your physician performed a single lumbar plexus.
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Nalini CPC
 

Zellerdh

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Thanks for the help on this. I'll pass it along and maybe we'll see an actual code for this soon.
Thanks again.
 
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