Coding for a Scheduled Injection for Osteoarthritis
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An established 58-year-old male patient comes in for a scheduled visit for his second shot in a series of four joint injections for his osteoarthritis of the knees.
The rheumatologist gives the patient a joint injection in his left knee using ultrasound guidance. He injects the patient with 20mg of Synvisc (hylan G-F 20).
How would you code this?