CHANGES TO EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION (ESI) CODING

Effective January 1, 2017, CPT codes 62310-62319 will be deleted. New codes have been added to reflect the use or non-use of imaging. Please make sure you have updated your systems to reflect the following new ESI codes:

New Codes:

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 (previous code – 62310)

62321 – WITH IMAGING GUIDANCE (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)

62322 – Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, 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 (previous code 62311)

62323 – WITH IMAGING GUIDANCE (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)

62324 – Injection, 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 (previous code 62318)

62325 – WITH IMAGING GUIDANCE (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)

62326 – Injection, including indwelling catheter placement, continuous infusion or intermittent bolus, of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, interlaminar epidural or subarachnoid, lumbar or sacral (caudal), WITHOUT IMAGING GUIDANCE (previous code 62319)

62327 – WITH IMAGING GUIDANCE (i.e., fluoroscopy or CT)

Deleted Codes:

62310 – Injection, single, of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (including anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution) not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, includes contrast for localization when performed, epidural or subarachnoid; cervical or thoracic

62311 – lumbar, sacral (caudal)

62318 – Injection, including indwelling catheter placement, continuous infusion or intermittent bolus, of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (including anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, includes contrast for localization when performed, epidural or subarachnoid, cervical or thoracic

62319 – lumbar, sacral (caudal)

For more information, contact:
Meredith George, SCP-PM
Director of Reimbursement and Physician Services
office 972.349.8812
cell 817.845.5558
meredithg@epimed.com
www.epimed.com/reimbursement