Results 1 to 2 of 2

Joint injections by primary care

  1. Default Joint injections by primary care
    Medical Coding Books
    One of my doctors does joint injections of the large joints (20610). He administers J3301, J2001, J0670 (kenallogg, marcaine, and lidocaine) in a premixed solution. The Medicare appeals line told our office that we should be adding a 59 modifier to the J2001 (lidocaine) for it to be paid. However it is all part of the same injection. Does anyone know how this can be correct?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    It is my understanding that you can not bill for the Lidocaine or Marcaine when using code 20610 as those are included in the procedure, however, you can bill for the medication used in this case the "Kenallogg"

Similar Threads

  1. Joint Injections
    By mrspbray in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-01-2013, 10:16 AM
  2. SI joint injections
    By SLA*72 in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-07-2012, 02:49 PM
  3. 2 joint injections on same say
    By nazcoder in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-17-2012, 02:30 PM
  4. Joint Injections
    By srziegler in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-30-2010, 06:58 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.