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coding senario left SI joint injection/under lateral fluroscopic view

Kimberly Posted Mon 11th of August, 2014 15:00:43 PM

Hello, I am applying procedure codes 62311 and 77003 for this operative report. Do I need to add a modifier -51 or 59 for the 77003 procedure.? I typed both in CCI edit without modifier, and it was accepted. I am just covering all basis.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of August, 2014 01:23:50 AM

There is a more appropriate code for SI joint injection when provider performs it under fluoroscopic guidance.

Use code 27096, Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed.

Thanks !!

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