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    We set a record in the office with aspirating 13 vials of fluid from a patient's knee (800cc). Since the procedure was extensive - is it possible to use 20610 with modifier 22? Any suggestions?

    Thank you!


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    I would say you can as long as:

    Documentation must support the additional work and the reason for it (such as increased intensity, time, technical difficulty of procedure, or severity of patient’s condition, physical and mental effort required).

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    Default Extensive aspiration


    Have never seen anything like that in 25 years - it was unbelievable.

    Appreciate your help.


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