Created Dec 2019
Patient had insertion of erector spinae plane block under IV sedation – regional nerve catheter under sedation.
If the erector spinae plane block is inserted for pain management only do we still need to code it?
Yes. As per ACS 0042 Procedures normally not coded – classification point 2 ‘cerebral anaesthesia is required in order for the procedure to be performed’ a code from block  Administration of anaesthetic agent around other peripheral nerve should be assigned with IV sedation sequenced immediately following.