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Topic Originator: Rita
Post Date July 5, 2007 @ 9:00 AM
separate injection/flouroscopy

July 5, 2007 @ 9:00 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

I am a brand new coder working in radiology coding and still have some difficulty in deciding if the injection is included in a procedure or if I can code it separately.  eg. lumbar puncture, hip joint injection/aspiration.  Is there a way to tell?  I've read the coding guidelines surrounding each of the codes but have not been able to decide.

October 17, 2007 @ 10:58 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Check the CCI edits for your state, as well as the LCD's.  It depends on which injection is being administered whether the 77003 is included in or not.

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