CPT code 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement imaging supervision and interpretation)

Date Issued: 1/14/2016

CPT code 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement imaging supervision and interpretation) and CPT code 77002 (fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement) are inclusive with injections/aspirations of joints, trigger points, tendons or cysts.

Effective March 1, 2016, CPT code 76942 (Ultrasonic guidance for needle placement imaging supervision and interpretation) and CPT code 77002 (Fluoroscopic guidance for needle placement) will be bundled as inclusive services when rendered with injections/aspirations of joints, trigger points, tendons or cysts (CPT codes 20550 -20553). EmblemHealth considers radiological guidance at the time of injections/aspirations of joints, trigger points, tendons or cysts to be inclusive and incidental to the overall service. Therefore, CPT 76942 and CPT 77002 will not be reimbursed separately.