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    Any suggestions for CPT coding of the following blocks?

    ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus block

    ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca nerve block

    ultrasound-quided fascia iliaca compartment block

    Would they all be the same procedure code ?

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    St. Joseph County, Indiana


    Bad news. There is no real code for any your procedures.

    Lumbar Plexus: 64449 if with a catheter...but who does that? Otherwise, its a 64450. I'm a little rusty with the anatomy for this. Is the lumbar plexus a sympathetic nerve system. Ultrasound guidance looks like 76999.

    The other two procedures would be the same: 64450 and 76999.

    Out of curiousity, what were the dx codes for the procedures?

    Hope this helps.

    Brock Berta, CPC

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