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Autologous blood tendon injections

Discussion in 'MSK and EMG Case Discussions' started by Sivastraba, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. Sivastraba

    Sivastraba Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    Anybody has any experience doing these in their office for refractory tendinopathies that fail other treatment? I am assuming that this must be easier to do than PRP and with little investment. Any suggestions on how to get these going on a clinic? What materials do I need?
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  3. PMR 4 MSK

    PMR 4 MSK Large Member SDN Advisor 5+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    My understanding is you poke a needle into a vein, pull out some blood, then poke another needle in down to the tendon and inject the blood. I've never done it, but the few people I've talked to who do it seem to think it cures everything.
  4. Gauss

    Gauss Damnit Jim! 10+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    that's all it is, just don't let it sit too long or it clots. it's considered experimental by most insurances still, same issues as prp for reimbursement
  5. RUOkie

    RUOkie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    the difference here, is that you can eat the costs of the "injection" and just bill for the ultrasound. Then have the patient pay a flat fee for the non-covered procedure.
  6. Gauss

    Gauss Damnit Jim! 10+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    prior auth 20551 and 76942; you may not get reimbursed without it; MCare is probably a T code
  7. Doctodd

    Doctodd 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Miami, FL
    whats the approx reimbursement for 76942?

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