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Median Nerve Block Question

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    Hi all,
    Any help with this question would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
    If an interventionalist does a lumbar median nerve block on L5 how would that be coded??
    Should it be 64475x1 unit-64476x1 unit or
    64475x1 unit- 64476x2 units?
    My confusion comes with the fact that he is actually doing 3 injections for the 3 nerves, however it affects 2 levels of the spine. The CPT definition is no help.
    What's the general concensus?

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    Hi,
    levels of the spine matters the most-Mostly it is three injections a day-

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    thank you!

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    andie,

    Can you post the note?

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    i'm not sure i would know how to do that-sorry!

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    Andie,
    The best way to post op report is to cut and paste ... then edit out identifying info.
    If you can't do that, then just type in (I know, it's a real hassle) the procedure part of the op note.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

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