8. CPT codes 64400-64530 describe injection of anesthetic agent for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, the codes being distinguished from one another by the named nerve and whether a single or continuous infusion by catheter is utilized. All injections into the nerve including branches described (named) by the code descriptor at a single patient encounter constitute a single unit of service(UOS). For example:
(1) If a physician injects an anesthetic agent into multiple areas around the sciatic nerve at a single patient encounter, only one UOS of CPT code 64445 (injection, anesthetic agent; sciatic nerve, single) may be reported.
(2) If a physician injects the superior medial and lateral branches and inferior medial branches of the left genicular nerve, only one UOS of CPT code 64450 (Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch) may be reported regardless of the number of injections needed to block this nerve and its branches.
Hey There! I’m from Australia and had a MRI with dye yesterday! 🙂 I just want everyone to know it didn’t hurt much AT ALL!! I have had a crook shoulder for 3 years which I injured while swimming in a deep river with a massive current. I got a cramp in my shoulder while I was swimming a long way from shore and I HAD to keep swimming else I’d end up at sea! 🙂 I was in SO much pain that night – suffering from impingement. It SUXED!!!!! (Need I add, this was on my birthday too! 🙁 ) Anyway, I’ve had physio, a cortisone shot (that helped TEMPORARILY til I re-injured the blasted thing!! as I am super active! 🙂 ) had an Ultra sound – and no tears showed up. So I went to a BRILLIANT Ortheopaedic specialist and he required a MRI with dye.
Our client was traveling with the right of way approaching an intersection when the operator of the other vehicle failed to stop at signal causing a head-on collision. Client’s vehicle was a total loss. Our client sustained multiple injuries including a non- displaced cervical fracture, multiple contusions, abrasions and soft tissue injuries. He was transported from the scene to a medical center via ambulance, admitted to ICU for 5 days, transferred to a rehabilitation hospital for 8 days and ultimately discharged to home with a cervical collar and physical limitations. He is expected to recover fully from his injuries and return to his employment.