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Orthopedic Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Remove Your Doubts for Coding Joint Injections

Question: Is it correct, according to CPT®, that there are restrictions while reporting ultrasound-guided joint injection? What other points should I consider while coding a joint injection with ultrasound report? New York Subscriber Answer: No. There is no AMA CPT® coding restriction to reporting CPT® code 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement [e.g., biopsy, aspiration, injection, localization device], imaging supervision and interpretation) [...]


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