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    Default Median Nerve Block for CTR - The physician did a carpal tunnel release

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    The physician did a carpal tunnel release, but the anesthesiologist did a median nerve block. I need some help with the code for this block. Should I just use 20526? or in the 644-- series?
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-04-2016 at 07:09 AM.

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    Median nerve block CPT code is 64450. However, if the anesthesia provider stayed in attendance for the case it should be billed as ASA code 01810/3 base units + time units.

    Julie, CPC

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    Thanks a bunch.

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