Arthrocentesis on bilateral joints

dorinda05

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Please advise on how to code for Arthrocentesis on bilateral knee joints w/Depomedrol 40mg in each knee...

20610 x2
J1030 X2

20610-50
J1030 X2




Thank you in advance!
Dorinda Conner-CPC
 

brightpea

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Our ortho clinic had issues coding this for a while. We determined Humana in our area prefers that it be coded one way, while all other insurances preferred another. This is how our practice breaks it down:

Humana (for bilateral joint)
20610-RT
20610-LT
J-code x2

All other ins
20610-50
J-code x2

hth!
 
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