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)

 


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