Taking the pain out of injection coding

By Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

Injection coding is often confusing, and the complexity of coding and reimbursement for injections performed in the office setting is compounded by coding rules, payor rules, separate reporting of evaluation and management (E&M) services, and lack of clear documentation.

Remember that common injections administered by orthopaedists from the musculoskeletal section of the American Medical Association’s 2009 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) are considered “surgical” injections. This means that reimbursement for these services includes the following:

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