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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Scrubbing the Claim:
Don't Miss Multi-Code Chances on Arthrocentesis/Aspiration/Injection

Pre-procedure E/M could increase your code count. When your orthopedist performs arthrocentesis/aspiration/injection on a patient's joint or bursa, you need to be on the lookout for other services you might be able to code during the encounter. Read on for an example in which you'd report more than one code for your provider's arthrocentesis/aspiration/injection services. Look Out for E/M-25 There [...]