June 23, 2016
Our physician performs Radiofrequency destruction of L2, L3 and L4 paravertebral facet joint nerves using fluoroscopy for pain management. What CPT code should I use?
Report CPT code 63635 (Destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint nerve(s), with imaging guidance (fluoroscopy or CT); lumbar or sacral, single facet joint) and 64636 for each additional facet joint. Fluoroscopic guidance is included in this procedure and is not reported separately.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/23/16.