Monday, July 23, 2007


Clinical Example: Pt presented with a long history of cervical spine pain in her neck. A recent x-ray showed cervical spondylosis between the left C5-C6.
Pt undergoes left cervical facet joint injection with corticosteriod into the cervical facet joint at C5-C6.

Correct CPT code assignment: 64470-LT

64470 is a unilateral procedure. When injections are performed at both the right and left paravertebral facet joints or paravertebral facet joint nerves, append modifier 50 to the code.

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