• 04/27/15 - Joint injection codes now include ultrasound guidance

    Question: For 2015, it looks like the CPT book has added new joint injection codes (20604, 20606 and 20611) which include ultrasound guidance. However, how do we bill if fluoroscopic guidance was used instead?     Answer: The new injections codes include ultrasound guidance and therefore code 76942 should NOT be reported in ...

  • 04/27/15 - How to report new joint injection codes with fluoro guidance

    Question: The new joint injection codes 20604, 20606 and 20611 specify an injection with ultrasound guidance. The other options (20600, 20605 and 20610) specify joint injections with no imaging. Which code do we choose when fluoroscopy is used?   Answer: You should report 77002 (Fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement (e.g., biopsy, aspiration, ...