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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

You Be the Coder: Count Muscles to Pinpoint TPI Code

- Published on Mon, Feb 05, 2018
Question: A patient reported to the ED complaining of spasming pain in her left calf. After performing a level-three E/M service, the physician diagnosed muscle spasms in the left calf. The ED physician administered two trigger point injections (TPIs) into the patient's calf muscle, and then instructed her on aftercare. Which TPI code applies? Subscriber Answer: When reading through [...]

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