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    Would I use 64475 or 64450 for a lateral branch block at the L4 space?

    The code does not specify medial or lateral just confused because a fellow coder believes I should use 64450, I feel I should use 64475.

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    Lateral branch blocks are usually injections for SI joint pain relief.
    Can still go for 64475 if there is a mention of lateral decubitus in the medical record, since lateral decubitus position requirement more for facet joint blocks.

    Last edited by lavanyamohan; 08-22-2009 at 08:01 AM.

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