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Joint Codes Are Best Bet for Sinus Tarsi Injection

Question: Question: I recently received a denial for a cortisone injection to the sinus tarsi that we reported with code 20550. Is there a more appropriate code for this procedure?

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Answer: The correct code for this procedure is hard to pin down, because the sinus tarsi is neither a joint nor a ligament, [...]