12/29/16 – New epidural injections for 2017

 

 

Question: We heard there are new epidural injection codes for 2017. What are the new codes and why was the change made?

 

Answer: Yes, the CPT book has come out with new codes for 2017. The new codes were added to include imaging guidance in the descriptor. You will now select the appropriate code based on if imaging guidance was used or not.

Please see the table below for changes:

Deleted codes New codes Descriptors
62310 62320 Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (e.g., anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, interlaminar epidural or subarachnoid, cervical or thoracic; without imaging guidance

 

62321 with imaging guidance (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)
62311 62322 Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (e.g., anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, interlaminar epidural or subarachnoid, lumbar or sacral (caudal); without imaging guidance
62323 with imaging guidance (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT).
62318 62324 Injection(s), including indwelling catheter placement, continuous infusion or intermittent bolus, of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (e.g., anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, interlaminar epidural or subarachnoid, cervical or thoracic; without imaging guidance
62325 with imaging guidance (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)
62319 62326 Injection(s), including indwelling catheter placement, continuous infusion or intermittent bolus, of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (e.g., anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, interlaminar epidural or subarachnoid, lumbar or sacral (caudal); without imaging guidance
62327 with imaging guidance (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT).

 

 

 

 


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