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Feb 12th, 2010 - cbishop 3 

Joint injection - major vs intermediate

Is an SI joint injection of Depomedrol billed as 20610 major joint, or 20605 intermediate joint?

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Feb 12th, 2010 - nmaguire   2,606 

20610

major joint injection.

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Feb 15th, 2010 - ziaclarkson 30 

major joint injection

20610 has to do with the hip, knee, shoulder. If those joints are injected, use 20610

20605 has to do with the elbow, wrist and ankle.

20600 has to do with the fingers and toes.

An SI joint is the sacro-iliac joint which is in the hip.

Peace and blessings, and good coding judgement to everyone.

~zia

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Oct 20th, 2011 - jschmutz   323 

re: major joint injection

If fluoro is NOT used then report 20610 for the SI injection. If fluoro IS used then you would report 27096 and 77003-26.

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