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Injection/Aspiration

dragonflye

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What is the guideline for cpt 20610 when a doctor aspirates the knee and then injects the knee with medication? Do we code 20610 once or twice? Any help would be good. Thanks.
 

bfontaine

True Blue
Local Chapter Officer
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University City, MO
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Aspirate/Inject

You can only charge that code once per site. It isn't unusual for a doctor to aspirate a small amount of fluid from a joint before he injects the same joint, but don't charge it twice!
 

Treetoad

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I concur with bfontaine. Since it's the same site, you can only charge the code once.
 
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