Hello Everyone,

I need some help.

A Podiatrist in our group will be using ultrasound equipment in his office.

The codes are 76880, he states everyone will have one of these
then possibly 76942 plus 10022, 20552, 20553, 20600, 20605 or 20610.

Question posed to me was "where do we put the 51 modifier?"


I'm asking, if there is an E/M code for this visit should the 59 modifier be used on one of these codes?

Can you use ultrasound guided needle placement for a trigger point?

Can you use ultrasound guided needle placement for an Arthrocentesis?

It is my understanding he wants to bill three (3) ultrasound codes per visit,
plus an E/M. Is this possible? Is this payable? If so how?

Thanks for your time,

Karla Greene
Providence Medical Group