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anesthesia for a facet injection?

  1. #1
    Bay City, Michigan
    Default anesthesia for a facet injection?
    Medical Coding Books
    Patient has a back injury with L3-4 facet injury. Neurosurgeon takes patient to O.R. and provides a bilateral fluoroscopically guided facet injection at L3-L4. This codes out to CPT 64493.

    The CRNA has submitted a sheet for his service. However, the 64493 does not cross walk to any anesthesia code. Is this billable by a CRNA?

  2. #2
    We don't give anesthesia for our pain injections but I checked Code Correct (Med Assets). They suggested 01935 or 01936. I don't have a relative value guide at home or a crosswalk but you could check out those ASA codes.

  3. #3
    Bay City, Michigan
    Karras--thanks for the reply! I appreciate it--

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