What is the CPT code for sacroiliac joint injection?
When a formal SI joint arthrography is performed with the SI joint injection, procedure code 73542 should be reported for the radiologic supervision and interpretation of sacroiliac joint arthrography.
What is the CPT code for ultrasound guided injections?
CPT code 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement imaging supervision and interpretation) and CPT code 77002 (fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement) are inclusive with injections/aspirations of joints, trigger points, tendons or cysts.
Does CPT code 20550 include ultrasound guidance?
Breaking these two CPT codes down, CPT 76942 is an imaging code that lets you visualize what you are injecting. It is important to document why the imaging was necessary for this type of injection. Typically, a plantar fascia injection does not require ultrasound guidance. CPT 20550 is a procedure code.
What is the CPT code 27096?
Coding Guidelines 27096 Sacroiliac Joint Injection. Procedure code 27096 is to be used only with imaging confirmation of intra-articular needle positioning. This procedure code should not be billed when a physician provides routine sacroiliac injections. Procedure code 27096 represents a unilateral procedure.
What to look for when coding for SI joint injection?
Look to Radiological Guidance when Coding. Code selection for SI joint injection depends mainly on the radiological guidance used. Normally, SI joint injection is done with the fluoroscopic or computed tomography (CT) guidance, but it may also be performed with ultrasound guidance, or without radiological guidance.
What kind of ultrasound is used for SI joint injection?
Normally, SI joint injection is done with the fluoroscopic or computed tomography (CT) guidance, but it may also be performed with ultrasound guidance, or without radiological guidance.
How to report the procedure for sacroiliac joint injection?
Report 27096 Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance (fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed for SI joint injection of anesthetic/steroid with fluoroscopy or CT guidance. Do not report the guidance separately: It’s included in 27096.
Is the SI joint injection included in the ASC?
My physician performed an SI joint injection in the ASC under ultrasound guidance and wants to bill 27096 and 76942. Is this correct? The description of the codes say imaging is included. No, this is not correct; you are correct to catch the inclusion of the imaging statement.