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Surrounding Soft Tissue Is Key for Sinus Tarsi Space Injection

Question: I recently received a denial for a cortisone injection to the sinus tarsi with the unlisted procedure CPT® code. Does CPT® include a more appropriate code for this procedure? Montana Subscriber Answer: The correct code for this procedure is hard to pin down because the sinus tarsi is neither a joint nor a ligament, but a space.   Your coding [...]