Relievant Medsystems announced today that two new Category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are now in effect for Intracept.
Minneapolis-based Relievant designed its Intracept device and procedure for the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) from degenerative disc disease with Modic changes.
The new CPT codes — which went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2022 — are 64628 for the thermal destruction of the intraosseous basivertebral nerve, including all imaging guidance; first two vertebral bodies lumbar or sacral and 64629 for the thermal destruction of the intraosseous basivertebral nerve, including all imaging guidance; each additional vertebral body, lumbar or sacral.
Relievant said in a news release that the codes follow the designation of a new ICD-10 diagnosis code specifically for vertebrogenic low back pain (M54.51) from the CDC, which went into effect in 2021.
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