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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Mythbusters:
Dx Will Help You Draw a Bead on CTS Shot Coding

CTS diagnosis a must for some, but not all, payers on 20526. If you're not familiar with the intricacies of reporting therapeutic injections for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) sufferers, you risk miscoding these common procedures. Why? You'll probably need a CTS diagnosis in order to report 20526 (Injection, therapeutic [eg, local anesthetic, corticosteroid], carpal tunnel). There are some payers, however, [...]