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    I am having a hard time coding for injections. Can someone please explain the difference between CPT codes
    Last edited by Shay2025; 08-24-2011 at 10:24 AM.

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    20550-20551 are for tendons
    20552-20553 are muscles
    64450-64455 and 64640 are nerves
    the difference between 64450-55 and 64640 is
    64450-55 are to provide anesthesia to the nerve, 64640 is for destruction of the nerve
    this is all in the CPT book if you read carefully the descriptor for the codes and the other important information provided.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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