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    A patient receives an injection into each side of the right ankle. Would this only be coded out w/ one cpt code(20605)?

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    Apr 2007
    Seattle First Hill


    If the sole purpose of the patient's visit was for an injection then yes, you would code the 20605 and depending on what med, you could possibly bill for that too.

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    Yes, I also agree

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    Would you only use this code once? Or would you use it twice since there were two injections done?

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    I would bill once

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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria Minnesota Chapter


    It sounds like only one joint was injected (each side of right ankle), so I would bill 20605once.

    (If it was done on the left and right ankle, I would bill 20605-RT and 20605-LT,51.)

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