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Know Your Options for Rectus Femoris Tendinitis Coding

Question: A patient has been diagnosed with rectus femoris tendinitis. What would be the best CPT® code for an injection to treat the problem? Kansas Subscriber  Answer:  You actually have three options, as listed below.  If your provider administered an injection in the tendon sheath, submit code 20550 (Injection[s]; single tendon sheath, or ligament, aponeurosis [e.g., plantar “fascia”]).   If she [...]


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