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Physician-Performed Shoulder Hydrodistention
Published on Tue Jan 14, 2014
Question: Our physician performs shoulder hydrodistention to treat adhesive capsulitis by injecting a chilled saline. What is the correct CPT® code, and does Medicare cover the service?
Answer: The saline injection is payable by Medicare and should be reported with 20610 (Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection; major joint or bursa [e.g., shoulder, hip, [...]
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