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Pain Management Coding Alert

Descriptor Look-Over:
The Year's Halfway Over - Are Your Reading Arthrocentesis Descriptors Thoroughly?

Pay attention to whether the provider used ultrasound guidance. CPT® 2015 introduced several new and revised codes as part of the family of ultrasound guided arthrocentesis of small, intermediate, and large joints. The descriptor tweaks were minimal compared to some other code changes, but knowing the small details can make a big difference in your claims success. If you’ve been [...]


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