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    Need other's opinions. Inferior alveolar block for dental pain. Would 64400 be correct code?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    try 64402. some payers pay and most don't, unfortunately. I think that only dentists can charge and actually get paid for these codes.

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    I use 64400 for the dental block. The inferior alveolar nerve is a branch of the mandibular nerve which is the 3rd branch of the trigeminal nerve.

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    Apr 2007


    I also use 64400 if pt. has abscess 522.5 use that instead of the pain code 525.9 or even carries 521.00 try and stay away from the pain code unless nothing else is documented.

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    Apr 2007


    I agree with the 64402.
    thanks, Sue
    Susan Edwards, CPC, CEDC

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    Apr 2007
    Manchester, NH


    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
    I use 64400 for the dental block. The inferior alveolar nerve is a branch of the mandibular nerve which is the 3rd branch of the trigeminal nerve.
    I agree with this statement. We charge the 64400.

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    Apr 2007

    Thumbs up Welzi

    Thanks for this info...was VERY helpful today!!

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