P Posted Wed 10th of July, 2019 13:45:09 PM
Is 20610 the correct CPT code for ischiofemoral space injection, or 20550?
P Posted Wed 10th of July, 2019 13:50:04 PM
The diagnosis is ischiofemoral impingement.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of July, 2019 07:33:39 AM
Thank you for your question.
Ischiofemoral impingement is a condition arising due to abnormal contact between the lesser trochanter (thigh bone) and the lateral border of the ischium (hip bone), usually because of overuse, trauma, or surgery. The pain that is caused is deeply situated in the hip area and can be hard to localize.
Since, the injection was administered in the ischiofemoral space, as mentioned in the above documentation; the appropriate choice of code would be CPT® code 20610-Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint or bursa; without ultrasound guidance
Hope that helps!