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Chapter 3 / Spine, Spinal Cord & Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 3.1 / Spinal Column (including Intervertebral Disc)
Chapter 3.1.3 / Lumbar Region
Code Description Chapter / Sub-Chapter Code Specific Guidance
Epidural blood patch

Unacceptable Combination for A5410
(unacceptable combination)
(unacceptable combination)
Date Added
A5200 Epidural injection (cervical) Pre Sept 2014
A5210 Epidural injection (lumbar) Pre Sept 2014
A5211 Epidural injection (caudal) Pre Sept 2014
A5220 Epidural injection (thoracic) Pre Sept 2014
A5290 Transforaminal epidural Pre Sept 2014
A5291 Transforaminal epidural (cervical) 26/10/2017
A5292 Transforaminal epidural (thoracic) 26/10/2017
A5293 Transforaminal epidural (lumbar) 26/10/2017
A5294 Transforaminal epidural (caudal) 26/10/2017
A5294 Transforaminal epidural (caudal) 26/10/2017
A5420 Injection of therapeutic substance into CSF Pre Sept 2014
A5480 Intrathecal chemotherapy Pre Sept 2014
A5530 Lumbar puncture (including spinal manometry) Pre Sept 2014
A5756 Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) CAUDAL 30/01/2020
Coding Principles

These coding principles set out how the authors intend that the codes and narratives within the CCSD Schedule are interpreted and used.  The outputs are available to be used by all individual insurers and providers including CCSD and non-CCSD members. Please note that:

  • The CCSD Group does not discuss nor determine classifcations, reimbursement or fees - all insurers will have their own view on these matters
  • The inclusion of a procedure code and/or its associated coding principles in the CCSD Schedule does not necessarily mean that it is endorsed by all members of the CCSD Group and codes may or may not be included in individual insurers’ own Schedules or covered
  • The coding principles are non-exhaustive guidelines only - each individual insurer may choose whether or not to adopt an individual combination of codes in practice and you will need to contact the insurer for further information