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20610 - How would you handle

  1. #1
    Default 20610 - How would you handle
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    How would you handle this -the area over the left subacromial bursa, injected with Depo-Medrol with 2 ml of 2% lidocaine then into the left
    subacromial bursa. Then the right subacromial bursa and right glenohumeral joint is also injected with same medications.

    Would 20610LT, 20610LT59, 20610rt, be appropriate?

    would you combine the J code and bill out J1030 X3 units? or would you just bill out J1030, J1030, J1030 because of the three different sites?


  2. #2
    Seattle First Hill
    Personally, I would only bill 20610-LT and 20610-RT since both the injections on the right were into the same joint. I would bill the J code with the # of units used.

    Hope this helps!

    ~Kirsten, CPC

  3. Default Tlipscomb
    I would post it as 20610-50, and use the J code with the number of units given.

  4. Default Desperate D
    I agree with billing 20610-50 and the number of units for the J code.

    Hope that helps.

  5. #5
    Wichita,KS-President Elect next year
    I agree I would bill the 20610-50 with the number of units for the J code, I would also check with your insurance carrier as well to see if they want it billed as LT/RT or with 50 modifier.

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