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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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

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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