Results 1 to 3 of 3

code a level 2-99212 w/the injection?

  1. #1
    Default code a level 2-99212 w/the injection?
    Medical Coding Books
    Patient is here for follow up on her right knee degenerative joint disease. She is interested in repeating the synvisc injection. She had one last summer that significantly helped until the past week. Denies any changes in her general health.

    After routine prep I injected the right knee with synvisc-one. She tolerated teh procedure well and was given instructions for that. She is to follow with us as needed.

    Patient hasn't been in for a year. He has one CC, one body area- the knee and MDM. Thoughts???

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

  2. #2
    Austin, Texas
    The billing/reimbursement for the CPT of synvisc injection is supposed to cover the minimal exam as noted above, and without sufficient documentation on physical exam for range of motion with flexion, extension, pain complaints with severity/duration/alleviating factors, then no E&M should be billed, in my opinion.
    Marcus Murphy, CPPM

  3. #3
    Works for me! Thank you!!

    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

Similar Threads

  1. Injection code 96372 or 90471 or neither for injection of Ceftriaxone
    By marci_ann in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2010, 08:12 AM
  2. Facet Injection fourth level Lumbar
    By in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-16-2010, 01:56 PM
  3. Depo Injection + 99212
    By jifnif in forum E/M
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2010, 09:02 AM
  4. multi level facet injection question
    By julmoldance32 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 01:37 PM
  5. Is this a a 99212
    By daniel in forum E/M
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-14-2008, 04:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.