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    Question Radiofrequency ablation of lumbar sympathetic chain

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    At our origanization we are discussing whether or not cpt code 64640 is appropriate for the radio/frequency ablation of the lumbar sympathetic chain or if there is a more appropriate cpt code for this procedure. Or would cpt 64999 be what is needed?

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    Apr 2007
    Kingsport, TN


    Look at code 64622. could this be what you are looking for?

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    I am searching for documentation for a CPT code for Cold Ablation Radiofrequency of the spine. I am not having much luck. Any ideas?

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    Apr 2007
    St. Joseph County, Indiana


    Please explain "Cold Abalation" for RF. RF burns with heat. Is this pulsed RF which is cooler than normal RF?

    Brock, CPC
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    Apr 2007


    Per a private response I received from the AMA CPT Network, RF ablation of sympathetic chain is unlisted code 64999

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