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    Some dispute in my office regarding the following...

    Dr states that an "Injection intra articular hip" was performed
    Depomedrol 80mg DILUTED AS NOTED, Xylocaine 1%PF 2cc,& Marcaine 0.25% PF -2cc were injected.

    I am thinking the CPT that should be used is 20610- Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint or bursa

    the other possibility being stated is 27093- Injection procedure for hip arthrography w/o anesthesia...

    please help. I think the 20610 is the way to go...

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    Denver Colorado


    20610 would be the CPT code. Arthrography is a diagnostic study that requires injection of a contrast agent and formal interpretation of the provider's findings.

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