How to Bill an ultrasound guided injection for Plantar Fasciitis

Okay we want to bill two things when we are performing an ultrasound guided injection of the plantar fascia. First off we need to bill the CPT code for the evaluation of the Plantar Fascia and the code that should be used there is 76942

Now the second part is the CPT code that should be used for the injection of the plantar fasciitis is 20551

Now to be clear, if you have decided to bill this it is extremely important that your documentation of the ultrasound examination is thorough. In other words don’t perform the exam on some cheap 1950’s ultrasound machine.  Ultrasound machines today are inexpensive and available on Amazon. Here is a simple one you can use:

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