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    Health Service Code 18.29F

    Radiofrequency ablation of the facet joint medial branch nerves, using fluoroscopic guidance

    1. One call applies for each individual spinal facet joint treated. For example, L4/5 and L5/S1 on the right is two calls. L4/5 and L5/S1 bilaterally is four joints, therefore four calls.
    2. Up to three calls may be claimed per side when nerves for that number of joints are ablated, for a maximum of six calls bilaterally.
    3. HSC 18.29E or 18.29EA may not be claimed on the same day.
    4. When claimed in addition to HSC 18.29FA on the same date of service, only one benefit for HSC X107A may be claimed.
    Category:1 Major Procedure (pre-operative period: 0 days, post-operative period: 14 days)
    Base rate:$469.85

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    CALLNBRSER1For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    CALLNBRSER2 - 6For Each Call Pay Base At50%
    TRAYMAJTIncrease By$38.88

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