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RFA of T8, T9, T10 and T11

  1. Default RFA of T8, T9, T10 and T11
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    Utilizing the 2012 codes, would this set of RFA injections be billed as 64633, 64634 or 64633, 64634, 64634-76?

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    Alexandria, LA
    You need more information.
    Facet joints are between 2 levels, so were the injections at
    T8-T9, T9-T10, and T10-T11 (64633, 64634 x 2) OR
    T8-T9, and T10-T11? (64633, 64634)
    (Assuming that either fluoro or CT guidance was documented - code 64999.)

  3. #3
    T8 medial branch at T9 anatomical location
    T9 medial branch at T10 anatomical location
    T10 medial branch at T11 anatomcial locaation
    T11 medial branch blocked at T12 anatomcal location

    T8-T11 innervating levels T9/10,T10/11, T11/12

    4 Radiofrequency lesions for 3 facet levels 64633 64634 x 2

    "RFA of" sounds like the medial branches being individually referred to not facet levels broken out by commas

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