10/27/2014 – New codes for TAP blocks

Question: Currently we are reporting TAP blocks with unlisted CPT code 64999, is that going to be the same for 2015?


Answer: In 2015, the blocks will be reported with one of four codes depending on whether the service is performed by injection or continuous infusion and unilaterally or bilaterally.


For example:


64486 Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block unilateral; by injection


64487 … by continuous infusion(s)


64488 Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block bilateral; by injection


64489 … by continuous infusion(s)


No comments so far