AMA CPT® Assistant - 2019 Issue 8 (August)

Injection for Knee Arthrography (27369) (August 2019)

August 2019 page 7 Injection for Knee Arthrography (27369) The American Medical Association’s Relativity Assessment Workgroup (RAW), a workgroup operating within the Specialty Relative Value Scale (RVS) Update Committee (RUC), identified Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 27370, Injection of contrast for knee arthrography, as a high-volume growth code and recommended further analysis. The stakeholder societies explained that the high-volume growth for this procedure is likely due to the misreporting of these codes for arthrocentesis or aspiration. The correct reporting of those services is CPT code 20610, Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint or bursa (eg, shoulder, hip, knee...

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