New Orthopaedic CPT Codes for 2015

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

In 2015, orthopaedic coders will have to make changes based on several revisions to ICD-9 codes and guidelines as well as new orthopaedic-related CPT code information. Physicians and coders should review the entire 2015 CPT manual for guideline and code changes pertinent to their individual or group practices. This article introduces new orthopaedic-related CPT codes for 2015.

Joint injection codes
Three new joint injection codes (20604, 20606, and 20611) include the use of ultrasound guidance. As a result, descriptors for CPT codes 20600, 20605, and 20610 have changed.

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