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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 ?

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    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.

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    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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