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    If any one could please give me an help if you are doing Tendon Sheath Injections in your office. Can we bill multiple areas...are the CPT codes 20550 and 20551 the correct way to go?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Per the CPT guidelines, if multiple injections are performed into the same tendon sheath/origin, then codes 20550 or 20551 should only be reported only once. If there are multiple injections into multiple sites, then you may report codes 20550 or 20551 once per injection.

    This guidance is taken from the CPT guidelines. You may want to consult with the payer here to see if they have any specific guidance.

    Hope this helps.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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