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Injection into the ankle

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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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    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.

  3. Default
    Yes, I also agree

  4. Default
    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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    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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