Results 1 to 2 of 2

Nerve blocks and ablations of SI innervation

  1. #1
    Default Nerve blocks and ablations of SI innervation
    Medical Coding Books
    Regarding nerve blocks and ablations of sacroiliac joint innervation; I can refer to texts that state that this procedure involves 5 nerves which are lateral branches of L5 -S4. I don't know if we can consider this equivalent to a medial branch nerve and so bill it as such. I am wondering if I can bill L5-S1 as the first level, and then S2, S3, and S4 as additional levels for the block. The Sacrum levels are not necessarily "levels" but I'm confused about correct billing for these services.
    Thanks in advance,

  2. #2
    There is currently no code assigned for sacral nerve ablation. Some people say to use 64640 and others say 64999.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

Similar Threads

  1. Imaging for L5, S1, S2, S3 Nerve Blocks
    By celcano in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-27-2015, 08:54 AM
  2. Nerve Blocks - I'm new to pain managment
    By AR2728 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-17-2013, 01:31 PM
  3. HELP!!! Nerve blocks and Medicare
    By KRISIEFER in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2012, 05:34 PM
  4. Anesthesia and Nerve blocks
    By khopstein in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-22-2011, 08:45 AM
  5. Nerve Blocks - I was under the impression
    By twells77 in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-03-2010, 09:50 AM

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?


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.