Results 1 to 2 of 2

Median Nerve Block for CTR - The physician is doing a CTR

  1. #1
    Default Median Nerve Block for CTR - The physician is doing a CTR
    Medical Coding Books
    The physician is doing a CTR, but the anesthesiologist is doing the nerve block. I need some help with this nerve block code. Should I just use 20526? or one from 644-- series?

  2. #2
    Default
    If the physician is doing an injection for CTR, then use 20526. If the anesthesiologist is performing a nerve block, then it is up to the anesthesiologist to code and bill for that procedure. If the same provider that performs the CTR also performs the nerve block, then you would use 20526 plus 64450, although the nerve block is usually bundled into the larger procedure.

Similar Threads

  1. Help with Median Nerve Block
    By Melissa Harris CPC in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-13-2014, 12:57 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-25-2013, 09:46 AM
  3. Coding for Left Median Nerve Block
    By anuja.devasthali in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-14-2012, 09:33 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-25-2010, 07:44 AM
  5. Median Nerve Block Question
    By AndieL in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-21-2008, 02:45 PM

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?

Login

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.