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Jun 16th, 2011 - dkmathis 1 

Facet Injections

My physician did Facet injections at T11-12, T12-L1, L1-2. Can someone tell me what CPT® code to use for T12-L1?

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Jun 16th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: Facet Injections

CPT® 2010 guidelines mandated that you report 64493 for an injection to the T12-L1 joint, or nerves innervating that joint. New 2011 guidelines direct you to submit 64490 instead.

In addition, the 2011 guidelines direct providers to report paravertebral facet joint injections performed without image guidance with the appropriate trigger point injection code. Submit either 20552 or 20553 (Injection[s]; single or multiple trigger point[s]…) rather than from the 20550 – 20553 code range as directed for 2010.

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Jun 24th, 2011 - dkmathis 1 

re: Facet Injections

Thank you so much for your help. How would you code the code before and after just out of curiosity?

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