When your Pain Physician performed a Peripheral Nerve Blocks (unilateral) at the Dorsal Ramus Nerve levels L5, S1, S2 and S3, we would always look on CPT Codes 64450 (Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch) for the S1, S2 and S3.
Here's the good news! Effective January 1, 2020, we now have a more specific code instead of using the "other peripheral" nerve block.
Our 2020 Pain Management New Code is:
64451, Injection(s), anesthetic agent(s) and/or steroid; nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint, with image guidance (ie, fluoroscopy or CT computed tomography), should be reported once for this procedure. The fluoroscopic guidance should not be separately reported as it is included in the work described with code 64451.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ms. Pinky Maniri-Pescasio is the Founder of GoHealthcare Consulting. She is a National Speaker on Practice Reimbursement and a Physician Advocate. She has served the Medical Practice Industry for more than 25 years as a Professional Medical Practice Consultant.