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    Default Infrapatellar nerve block

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    I am looking for some expertise on coding an infrapatellar nerve block. Dr. coded as 20610 which I don't believe is correct. I was thinking 64450.

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    I agree with your choosing of CPT code 64450. I know of others that would state 64447 as the infra-patellar is a branch of the saphenous nerve which derives from the femoral nerve. Depending on the documentation, one may be more appropriate for your provider's technique.

    I definitely would not code it as a 20610.

    Julie, CPC

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