Results 1 to 5 of 5

digital nerve block

  1. #1
    Default digital nerve block
    Medical Coding Books
    Can someone help me with a cpt code for a digital nerve block.
    The patient underwent asceptic digital block using 3cc 1% lidocaine split 1/2 into each radial and ulnar side digital nerve at base of 4th finger proximal phalanx. After 10 minutes she reported complete resolution of all hand and finger pain. eed a cpt code for a digital nerve block.
    This was done in the Dr's (not anesthesiologist) office.
    I found cpt 64450 but it seems like this is used for lower extremities.
    Thank you

  2. #2
    You are on the right track!

    I would use 64450 and 64450-51 to address both nerves. This code can be used for upper or lower extremities.

    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Thank you so much for your speedy replie

  4. #4
    Glad to be of assistance!

  5. Red face Helped me too
    I googled digital block and got this page as the first choice, so I bopped right in and got my answer. I should have know other coders would be there for me. Thanks.

Similar Threads

  1. Digital Nerve Block
    By rjenn86 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 01:11 PM
  2. digital block-If anesthesiologist
    By alk@APS in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-04-2012, 11:20 AM
  3. Facial nerve block & retrobulbar nerve block
    By seslinger in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM
  4. digital block
    By alices in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-29-2010, 07:33 AM
  5. digital nerve block
    By kelly125 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-02-2010, 09:35 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.