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Iliotibial band syndrome

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    The doctor gave a steroid injection for this condition, my question is this: would I use 20610 or 20550, 20551? From what I was able to find out about Iliotibial band syndrome is that it is inflammation of a band of fibrous tissues that run from the thigh to the tibia. It is not located in the knee joint, therefore 20610 wouldn't be appropriate. Your thoughts....

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    this is really going to depend on the documentation and the insertion. To use 20610, the joint does not necessarily have to be entered s the code does state joint OR bursa.
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    chart note states "injected along the iliotibial band."

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    I would query the doc, thats not enough info to make that determination.
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Covington, LA
    You need a little more information, but are probably looking at 2055X depending on the information received.

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    thanks everyone!

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