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CPT for TAP Block

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    Question CPT for TAP Block
    Medical Coding Books
    I'm having trouble finding a correct CPT for a TAP Block. If anyone has a correct code please help.
    Thank you,

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    Angry More information
    Do you have a break down for the acronym? I asked my doc and he has never heard of this. Only thing I see clost to Tap

    Is transabdominal preperitoneal, however this is a procedure for repair.

    Rhonda Ferebee

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    As far as I know, you should use the 64405.

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    TAP Block is Transversus Abdomiuis Plane Block. We have a call out to the physician that did this procedure as well. Not sure if this is something new that is being done. This is the first one that I have seen.

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    Default TAP block
    do you know if you bill for this w/ a procedure w/ modifier 59?


  6. Default TAP Block
    Since 64450 is a peripheral block, would 64425 be more appropriate for a TAP block?

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    After doing much reseach 64425 with 59 modifier that is what we decided to use as well. Thanks for your reply.

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    I asked our anesthesiologist and he said that 64450 is the correct code and append 59 modifier for the TAP procedure.

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    Smile New codes available for TAP block
    Try with new CPT code series 64486-64489

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