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1 Mar, 2022

Updated Interqual content release for Medicare local coverage determination (LCD) for epidural steroid injections

Effective 20 de dezembro21, the following changes are in effect regarding Medicare LCD for epidural steroid injections

  • LCD name change – Lumbar Epidural Injections (L35937) National Government Services, Inc. replaced with Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain Management (L39036)
  • Content is now expanded to include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar and no longer specific to lumbar only
  • National Government Services, Inc.  Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain Management (L39036):
    https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/lcd.aspx?lcdid=39036&ver=8&bc=0
  • Epidural Injection, For Pain Management Only – The following CPT codes would not be used for maternity delivery or as an anesthetic for surgical procedures: 62320, 62321, 62322, 62323, 62324, 62325, 62326, 62327, 64479, 64483
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