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I don't know what CPT code to use for the below procedure.

SuperCoder Posted Thu 28th of January, 2016 12:43:39 PM

I have found the explaination that this is called Lavage but no corresponding procedure code. My providers dictation "using ultrasound guidance the calcium deposit was located and with a 18G needle the calcium was punctured several times while 0.5% Marcaine was injected, 5cc total, into calcific density." DX Calcific tendonitis, Right M75.31, Impingement syndrome, Right shoulder M75.41 and Osteoarthritis, shoulder, right, M19.011.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 29th of January, 2016 02:52:42 AM

Hi,

I think physician is doing barbotage but there is no specific code for this. You can try to bill with 29999 unlisted code or 20611(major joint injection).

Thanks

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