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Joint aspirations and injections are common, routine, out-patient procedures for treating joint disease or joint trauma. While non-specialists, including Nurse Practitioners & Physicians Assistants, are capable of performing joint aspirations/injections, they often refer patients to specialists such as Orthopedic Surgeons. This increases the cost of providing care and decreases the available revenue streams for these practices.
Using the JointTap, Physician Extenders can safely and confidently perform joint aspirations and injections without referring patients to specialists.
This includes the following procedures:
- Diagnostic Aspiration
- Regenerative Therapies
The synovial fluid is displaced from the joint cavities to the target area, increasing the amount of fluid available for aspiration.
The target area under ultrasound is increased by 3x allowing for a greater range of injection angles and direct targeting of the synovial fluid.
2015 CPT Codes* for Joint Aspirations and Injection**
Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint orbursa (eg, shoulder, hip, knee, subacromial bursa); without ultrasound guidance
Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint orbursa (eg, shoulder, hip, knee, subacromial bursa); with ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting
* The AMA holds copyright in CPT.
** These are estimated values based on the 2015 CMS.gov Physician Fee Schedule.