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Old 09-12-2011, 01:07 PM
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Default Intramuscular injection w/ E&M

I need a little clarification on billing 20552 for an intramuscular injection. Here is the scenario; A new patient come in for an E&M, during the exam, it is determined to give a DepoMedrol injection intramuscularly in the deltiod. Can I bill for a New patient E&M with a -25 modifier, 20552 and the J code for the DepoMedrol?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:14 PM
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Why wouldn't you use 96372 for the injection code vs 20552 which is a trigger point injection?
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:42 AM
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I need a little clarification on billing 20552 for an intramuscular injection. Here is the scenario; A new patient come in for an E&M, during the exam, it is determined to give a DepoMedrol injection intramuscularly in the deltiod. Can I bill for a New patient E&M with a -25 modifier, 20552 and the J code for the DepoMedrol?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:34 AM
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It's my understanding that you could use 96372, but that 20552 would also work in this scenario.
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