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cpt code for joint injection and aspiration

Zakari Posted Mon 09th of January, 2012 16:17:54 PM

How do I bill for joint injection and aspiration rt shoulder in an office? Also given Depot Medrol 20mg. Is it 99214 with modifer 25 ,20610, J1030 and 96372?
Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 10th of January, 2012 14:23:53 PM

Injecttion of Depo Medrol:-
If the injection is subcutaneous or intramuscular we can use the CPT® 96372, if it is intra-arterial, use CPT® 96373 and if it is an intravenous push, we can use 96374.
But, 20610 itself is also correct if the injection is given in the joint.
So, if there has been aspiration of shoulder joint and injection of Depo Medrol at shoulder, you can code as 20610 stands for aspiration and/or injection.
Final Answer:-

Zakari Posted Tue 10th of January, 2012 17:40:23 PM

how about the depo medrol administration, don't we need the 96372 together with J1030? Thank you

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