Home » Categories » CPT Surgery/APC Coding

Dental Block


Question

Does the code 64400 include the Inferior Alveolar Nerve, I see in Article 247 2/11/11 it lists the Superior Alveolar however, I am looking for the code for the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block.

Answer

64400 captures a nerve block of the trigeminal nerve, any division or branch.  The inferior alveolar nerve is a branch of the mandibular nerve which is the 3rd branch of the trigeminal nerve.  64400 appears to be the correct code for a nerve block of the inferior alveolar nerve.

Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Conscious Sedation
Viewed 8 times since Tue, Nov 16, 2010
Modifier -33 and -PT
Viewed 3133 times since Wed, May 4, 2011
Treatment Patella FX
Viewed 5026 times since Thu, May 3, 2012
Hernia Repairs
Viewed 9333 times since Tue, Nov 16, 2010
Thrombus of Porcine Heart Valve
Viewed 2433 times since Tue, Nov 6, 2012
Arterial Puncture Charge
Viewed 4970 times since Mon, May 28, 2012
CPT Coding Ligation/Cauterization Corpus Luteum
Viewed 3352 times since Thu, Aug 4, 2011
One Inch Laceration
Viewed 2503 times since Fri, May 27, 2011
Flap Closure
Viewed 6117 times since Tue, Jan 31, 2012
Dislocation Reduction of Tarsometatarsal
Viewed 2736 times since Tue, Dec 21, 2010
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506