Question: How do I code a fluoroscopic injection of cortisone into the hip joint for a patient who is under anesthesia? I performed the injection, but not the anesthesia. Would I be affected by the anesthesiologists billing (e.g., would the insurer consider this to be part of his pain management)?
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The fluoroscopy (76000, fluoroscopy [separate procedure], up to one hour physician time, other than CPT 71023 or CPT 71034 ) is considered bundled into 20610, so it is not separately billable.