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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Knees: Confront Medication, Diagnoses, and E/M Challenges for Hyaluronic Acid Injections


- Published on Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Here’s what you should do when your orthopedist treats both knees. Physicians administer hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid injections (commonly known by brand names Synvisc, Synvisc-One, Hyalgan, Supartz, and others) for osteoarthritis of the knee, but you need to look beyond a simple code when reporting the procedures. Code confusion: Hyaluronate injections have had its own J code for some time, [...]


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