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    Can anyone tell me if injection code 64640 can be used for cortisone injections? CPT says it is for "Destruction by Neurolytic Agent". I googled "neurolytic agents" and steroids were not included. We have had insurance pay it, but I would prefer to use the correct code if that is not it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solocoder View Post
    Can anyone tell me if injection code 64640 can be used for cortisone injections? CPT says it is for "Destruction by Neurolytic Agent". I googled "neurolytic agents" and steroids were not included. We have had insurance pay it, but I would prefer to use the correct code if that is not it.
    Cortisone is not a neurolytic agent and the 64640 would not be appropriate. Before anyone can advise you on the correct code, where is the cortisone being injectd, and for what reason.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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