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    Hello all,
    trapezial metacarpal joint injection
    (basilar thumb corticosteroid injection)
    20600 or 20605?

    Thanks!

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    metacarpal is 20600, carpal is 20605

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    According to the Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet April 2009;

    For hand (carpus, metacarpus, phalanges) - use small joint injection code 20600.

    For upper arm (elbow/humerus) or forearm (radius/ulna, wrist) - use intermediate injection code 20605.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdemar View Post
    According to the Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet April 2009;

    For hand (carpus, metacarpus, phalanges) - use small joint injection code 20600.

    For upper arm (elbow/humerus) or forearm (radius/ulna, wrist) - use intermediate injection code 20605.
    carpal joints are the wrist. carpal is 20605.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdemar View Post
    According to the Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet April 2009;

    For hand (carpus, metacarpus, phalanges) - use small joint injection code 20600.

    For upper arm (elbow/humerus) or forearm (radius/ulna, wrist) - use intermediate injection code 20605.
    carpal joints are wrist, wrist = 20605

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Hi

    New to ortho coding can you share Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet with me it would be of great help.

    Please pm me at chinu_hemant@yahoo.com.


    Quote Originally Posted by jdemar View Post
    According to the Orthopedic Coder's Pink Sheet April 2009;

    For hand (carpus, metacarpus, phalanges) - use small joint injection code 20600.

    For upper arm (elbow/humerus) or forearm (radius/ulna, wrist) - use intermediate injection code 20605.

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