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Apsiration and Injection to same joint?

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    I have a doctor who Aspirated a knee joint and then did an injection of a drug into the same joint at the same visit. 20610 is the code for both the aspiration and the injection - can I charge this code twice? And if so, how I would I list it and what modifiers?

    Thanks for the help.

    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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    No...you can only charge once. The term "and/or" in the descriptor includes both.

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    Thanks for the help!

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