cmc injection

CMC injections reported with CPT code 20600 or 20605?   Does anyone have any information that they could share for correct coding to give to the physician.   Thank you.


  • CPT® Assistant.

    August 2017; Volume 27: Issue 8 

    Question: When a physician performs a right first carpometacarpal joint injection without ultrasound guidance, is it appropriate to report code 20605 for an intermediate joint injection (eg, wrist), or is it appropriate to report code 20600 for a small joint injection?

    Answer: The carpometacarpal joint is considered a small joint, therefore, it is appropriate to report code 20600, Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, small joint or bursa (eg, fingers, toes); without ultrasound guidance, for this procedure.

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