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Thread: Coding for Left Median Nerve Block

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Somers Point New Jersey

    Default Coding for Left Median Nerve Block

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    Hi Friends,

    Please help me with this !

    What would be correct CPT code for Left Median Nerve Block done for Carpel Tunnel syndrome ?

    Would CPT 64450 ( Other Peripheral Nerve Block ) be the correct code ?
    Cute Anuja, CPC

    "You will not have time to worry about tomorrow if you are busy doing what is to be done today"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    If it was done during a carpal tunnel release, then it is included in the procedure, I believe. I don't think that you can code it separately. The 64450 would be used if the nerve block was the only thing done for the patient, maybe for pain relief, etc.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007

    Default Coding for Left Median Nerve Block

    Unless the block was done for post-op pain management. In which case you would modify -59 the block.

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