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CPT code 20610

  1. #1
    Default CPT code 20610
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    Good morning

    Can I code injection (J3301 x4 (40 mg) kanolog) seperately with Arthrocentesis (20610) or is it included ??

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Thumbs up Joint Injection or Arthrocentasis?
    We are not clear on your question the procedure was arthrocentasis or Joint Injection?

    If its joint injection then you can bill "J" code with procedure code.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumeena View Post
    Good morning

    Can I code injection (J3301 x4 (40 mg) kanolog) seperately with Arthrocentesis (20610) or is it included ??

    Thank you

  3. Smile

    These procedures doesn't have edits. It can be billed separately.

    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

  4. #4
    Can you tell me what is the CPT code for joint injection?

    Physician coded 20610 with DX 719.46 (Joint pain). AS per the documentation he injected the knee.

    What is the major difference between arthrocentesis and joint injection?

    Thank you

  5. #5
    Default 20610
    Arthrocentesis is the aspiration of excess synovial fluid from the knee. 20610 is used for both theraputic medications to be injected into the joint space or aspiration of synoval fluid. Yes the drug is seprately billiable. Do note in the description that it says aspiration and/or injection, so this means, "to me" that if both are done in the same joint space you can only bill 20610 one time.
    Last edited by nrichard; 09-27-2011 at 11:10 AM.

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    Thank you

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