Coding Corner Answer: December

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CPT Code: 20611-RT, J7325 20
ICD-9 Code: 715.16
ICD-10 Code: M17.11

Note:

CPT code 20611 is one of the new code changes in the 2015 CPT. There are a total of six changes to this group of codes (20600–20611).

20600 Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, small joint or bursa (e.g., fingers, toes); without ultrasound guidance

20604 with ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting (Do not report 20600, 20604 in conjunction with 73942)

20605 Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, intermediate joint or bursa (e.g., temporomandibular, acromioclavicular, wrist, elbow or ankle, olecranon bursa); without ultrasound guidance

20606 with ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting (Do not report 20605, 20606 in conjunction with 76942)

20610 Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint or bursa (e.g., shoulder, hip, knee, subacromial bursa); without ultrasound guidance

20611 with ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting (Do not report 20610, 20611 in conjunction with 27370, 76942) (If fluoroscopic, CT or MRI guidance is performed; see 77002, 77012, 77021)

A permanent recording of the ultrasound guidance must be included in the documentation.

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