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  1. #11
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    Apr 2007
    burlington, iowa

    Default Trigger Point Injections

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    Would someone kindly help me with coding trigger point injections?

    Patient has pain in perinei muscles bilaterally
    Doctor gives trigger point injections (2)

    I coded 99213-25 and 20552 with dx 789.09(abdominal pain oth spec site.)
    When denied I added dx 620.2 (ovarian cyst)
    Which doctor states is cause of pain.
    But that was denied as well.

    Any suggestions?
    Thank you for your help.

  2. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    You would not give a trigger point injection for abdominal pain or for ovarian cysts. The question then becomes what was the procedure documented as and what was the reason for the procedure documented as.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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