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injection code and for dequervians tendonitis

Victoria Posted Fri 27th of September, 2019 16:58:43 PM
what would be the best injection code for The patient's left hand and wrist were doubly prepped. Left first dorsal compartment extensor tendon sheath injection was performed with Kenalog (20 mg) with approximately 0.5 mL of 0.25% Marcaine solution under sterile technique. The patient tolerated the injection well. To DeQuervains tendonitis in the wrist
SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of September, 2019 04:13:05 AM

Hello Victoria,

Thank you for your question.

 

As per the above presented documentation, appropriate code for extensor tendon sheath injection for DeQuervains tendonitis will be CPT® code 20550 (Injection(s); single tendon sheath, or ligament, aponeurosis).

 

Note: You may also append modifier LT (Left side) along with the procedure code; to identify procedure performed on the left side of the body.

 

Hope that helps!

Thanks

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