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    Can someone tell me which cpt code I would use for bilateral si joint injection? I believe it would be 20610. But would you charge this as being done twice since it is bilateral?


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    I owuld code the 20610-50 to indicate bilateral procedure.

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    Modesto California


    Why are you not using the SI injection code 27096?

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    North Carolina


    Keep in mind...27096 requires imaging confirmation/intra-articular needle position; otherwise report 20610. To report bilaterally, modifier 50 is normally what I submit (unless the carrier has a another preference).

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