Results 1 to 2 of 2

ESP block

  1. #1
    Default ESP block
    New Call-to-action
    I am needing help coding this procedure.

    Patient had a erector spinae injection with cath. implanted at another facility for pain control due to rib fractures. Anesthesiologist orders local anesthesia to be given in via cath every 12 hrs by local physician.

    My question is: How and what code do we use for the physician to inject the medication into the cath?

  2. #2
    From AMA CPT Assistant January 2018

    Question: What is the appropriate code to report an erector spinae plane (ESP) block for postoperative pain in which the needle is
    inserted at the T5 transverse process under ultrasound guidance? A local anesthetic test dose was delivered and a catheter was threaded.
    This particular ESP block was for post-thoracotomy chest wall pain.

    Answer: There is no specific CPT code that describes this service; therefore, code 64999, Unlisted procedure, nervous system, should
    be reported for the ESP block. When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it will be necessary to submit
    supporting documentation (eg, procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent,
    and need for the procedure; and the time, effort, and equipment necessary to provide the service.

Similar Threads

  1. Adductor Canal block/Saphenous Nerve Block
    By TAMMY12 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-24-2018, 10:48 AM
  2. Mac vs block
    By aschaeve in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2018, 03:31 AM
  3. Adductor Canal Block and Femoral Nerve Block
    By juliezee in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2018, 08:42 PM
  4. Post Op Pain Block with Regional nerve block
    By lcole7465 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2015, 09:40 AM
  5. Facial nerve block & retrobulbar nerve block
    By seslinger in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.