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Coccyx injection

Tammy Posted Wed 02nd of March, 2016 08:49:41 AM

Dr did an injection along the coccyx area for treatment of coccyxdynia using Depomedrol and Lidocaine. What is the appropriate CPT code for performing the injection?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of March, 2016 06:33:35 AM

Hi,
Coccydynia is an inflammatory condition localized to the tail bone.As per your statement Depomedrol and Lidocaine are anti-inflammatory and an anaesthetic agent, respectively. The treatment involves reduction of inflammation along with pain management.Hence, the most appropriate code seems to be 20550. Please check your document also and code accordingly.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 03rd of March, 2016 06:33:39 AM

Hi,
Coccydynia is an inflammatory condition localized to the tail bone.As per your statement Depomedrol and Lidocaine are anti-inflammatory and an anaesthetic agent, respectively. The treatment involves reduction of inflammation along with pain management.Hence, the most appropriate code seems to be 20550. Please check your document also and code accordingly.

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