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Reporting Nerve blocks (CPT codes 64400-64530) with Anesthesia services

CPT codes 64400-64530 (Nerve blocks) may be reported on the date of surgery if performed for postoperative pain management.  Nerve block codes should not be reported separately on the same date of service as a surgical procedure if used as the primary anesthetic technique or as a supplement to the primary anesthetic technique. Modifier 59 may be utilized to indicate that a nerve block injection was performed for postoperative pain management, rather than intraoperative anesthesia, and a procedure note should be included in the medical record.

See also 'CPT codes that are integral to an anesthesia service'

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