This practical guide is ideal for healthcare professionals, including family medicine and sports medicine physicians, who wish to integrate peripheral joint and soft tissue injection procedures into their practices. Emphasis is placed on helping clinicians perform injections with accuracy and efficiency. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion. A wealth of illustrations adds clarity, and fluoroscopic images are featured where applicable. Billing and coding are covered in order to aid readers in obtaining reimbursement. Chart documentation designed to improve patient management and medical-legal protection is presented via ready-to-use templates that can be inserted into office notes. Key information on needle gauge sizes and medication dosages is summarized in an easily accessible table. A useful discussion on conducting clinical trials is outlined as well.Some payers require that the modifier aRTa (right knee) or aLTa (left knee) be added after CPT code 20610, in Block 24, Column D of the CMS-1500 claim form , to indicate which knee was injected. For a bilateral injection, the modifier 50anbsp;...
|Author||:||Todd P. Stitik|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-10-23|