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    Hi,
    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

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    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.

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    Thank you so much for your speedy replie

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    Glad to be of assistance!

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    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.

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