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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: thatcuteblonde on September 28, 2009, 03:19:10 PM

Title: CPT code for 'test injection' prior to destruction by neurolytic agent
Post by: thatcuteblonde on September 28, 2009, 03:19:10 PM
We have a new pain mgmt doc coming on staff and he's going to be billing more extensive pain mgmt procedures than I'm used to coding for so I was hopings someone might be able to help me out with this one;

I was told prior to performing the destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint, a 'test run' is done to ensure the correct nerve is accessed. Is this correct? And if so, what CPT code is used to bill for this service?  ???

Thanks!
Title: Re: CPT code for 'test injection' prior to destruction by neurolytic agent
Post by: Michele on September 30, 2009, 08:02:50 AM
Sorry, but I don't have experience in this specific scenario.  I was hoping another member might have answered.  :(

Michele