Since there are huge CPT coding updates for 2020, there are no new anesthesia codes. The newly proposed rule only includes new and revised codes for a few certain pain procedures. The rule provided for lowering of relative value units (RVU) for certain nerve injections codes which pay less in 2020.

Anesthesia-and-Pain-Management-Codes

Some of the New Anesthesia Codes that may be of interest to Anesthesia or Chronic Pain practitioners are provided below.

Code: 205X1 – Needle insertion(s) without injection(s); 1 or 2 muscle (s)

Code: 205X2 – Needle insertion(s) without injection(s); 3 or more (s)

Code: 622X0- Spinal puncture, lumbar, diagnostic; with fluoroscopic or CT guidance

Code: 622X1- Spinal puncture, therapeutic, for drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (by needle or cathedral) with fluoroscopic or CT guidance

Code: 64XX0 – Injections, anesthetic agents and/ or steroid; genicular nerve branches, including imaging guidance, when performed

Code: 64XX1 – Destruction by neurolytic agent, genicular nerve branches, including imaging guidance, when performed

Code: 6XX00 – Injections, anesthetic agents and/ or steroid; nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint, with image guidance (i.e. fluoroscopic or computed tomography)

Code: 6XX01 – Radiofrequency ablation, nerves innervating the sacroiliac joint, with image guidance (i.e. fluoroscopic or computed tomography)

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