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Lumbar Sympathetic

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    So one of the Drs here did a lumbar sympathetic block, but injected steroid in addition to aj anesthetic. CPT's definition for code 64520 just states anesthetic but I'm just wondering if adding steroid changes anything. So would that be a different code or still the same? Any ideas?
    Last edited by kseeg23; 08-27-2014 at 08:47 AM. Reason: wrong note copied

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    The only difference is there would be a HCPCS code for the steroid injected. The CPT procedure would only be reported once with 64520

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