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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Leave Guidance Off This Arthrography Claim

Question: The provider performed a radiologic ankle arthrography with supervision and interpretation. We reported 73615 and +77002, and +77002 was denied. Why? Florida Subscriber Answer: You cannot report +77002 (Fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement (eg, biopsy, aspiration, injection, localization device) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)) with 73615 (Radiologic examination, ankle, arthrography, radiological supervision and interpretation), as [...]