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    Can anyone tell me what is the correct code for injection of the lateral ankle gutter for capsulitis?

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    You may want to post the Op note so people can review it. Are you wanting to know the injection procedure or the medication?


    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
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    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    "Injected Kenalog 10mg mixed 50:50 with Lidocaine 2%, 0.67ml total to the lateral ankle gutter where capsulitis symptoms were painfully palpated, right."

    The doctor called it a 20600, but that is for a small joint and the ankle is an intermediate joint. I think he did that becaus he was also billing 20605 x 2 for bilateral injections into other areas of the ankles. So, what would 20605 x4 look like? Patient has Humana Gold MCR replacement.
    THANKS

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    20605 is for the ankle did he inject the ankle 4 times?
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Yes. 2 into the bilateral sinus tarsi and 2 into bilateral "lateral ankle gutter"/
    solocoder CPC

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