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TFESI Levels

lcole7465

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One of my docs performed a lumbar TFESI at the RT L3 and LT S1. Would this be coded as 64483-RT, 64483-LT or 64483-RT, 64484-LT.

Any input would be great..

Thanks in advance
 
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Hi,

Cpt codes: 64479-64484 are unilateral procedures.

64483 - RT (L3)
64484 - LT (S1)

Regards,
Lavanya Mohan
 

Davieda Skobel

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TFESI levels

I agree that 64479 thru 64487 and 64490 thru 64495 are unilateral procedures, and for bilateral procedures most insurances use a 50 modifier. This information can be found in the AMA CPT professional book.I always use my paper books as a back up reference.

If the Dr only documented a TFESI on the right at L3 and a TFESI on the left at S1 your coding would be:
64483 RT (L3)

64484 LT (S1)


Just my opinion you should check your references to be sure.
Good Luck
Davieda Skobel CLPN, CPC
Columbus, Ohio
 
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