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Thread: Carpul/Cupital Injection

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    Default Carpul/Cupital Injection

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    A patient has an injection into the right hand for carpul tunnel and for cuptial tunnel. Both diagnosis are being used. Do i bill just 20526 for both injections or 20526-RT and 20605-RT ?

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    More information please - one injection for both DX or two seperate injections?

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    If the patient received 2 separate injections you should charge 20526-RT with dx 354.0 for carpal tunnel and 20605-59 RT with dx 354.2 for cubital tunnel. The modifiers may vary depending on the ins carrier, but hopefully they have no restrictions regarding the 59 modifier and it should get paid.

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