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joint injection with Fluoroscopy in 2015

Julie Posted Fri 02nd of January, 2015 18:08:46 PM


The new joint injections codes 20604, 20606 and 20611 specify an injection with ultrasound guidance. The other options 20600, 20605 and 20610 specify joint injections with no imaging. Which code do we choose if fluorosocpy is used? In 2014, I would add 77003/77003 with modifier 59 to the 20600, 20605 and 20610 codes.

What is the correct code choice in 2015?

Thank you in advance!

SuperCoder Answered Sun 04th of January, 2015 23:01:56 PM

You would add the 77002 CFluoroscopic guidance for needle placement-eg, biopsy, aspiration, injection, localization device)to the joint injection codes 20600, 20605 and 20610 and add 51 modifier to the injection code.

Hope this helps.

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