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  1. Question lumbar plexus block
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    Does anyone have the correct code to use for a single shot lumbar plexus block - not a catheter? We have come up with 64449-52 or a Psoas block 64412. Which would be the better option since there is no specific code?
    Thanks for any help you might have.

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    Hi,
    For lumbar plexus block use 64449-52.
    CPT does not include a code for a single shot lumbar plexus block, so your best option is 64449 (Injection, anesthetic agent; lumbar plexus, posterior approach, continuous infusion by catheter [including catheter placement]) with modifier 52 (Reduced services).
    Explain that the ‚Äúreduced services‚ÄĚ designation is because your physician performed a single lumbar plexus.
    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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    Thanks for the help on this. I'll pass it along and maybe we'll see an actual code for this soon.
    Thanks again.

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