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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

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Question: The physician performed a steroid injection procedure for the patient’s sacroiliac joint, but he did not use computed tomography (CT) or fluoroscopy imaging. I can’t decide if I should report 27096 or 20552 for this procedure. Can you please help me? Iowa Subscriber Answer: You would report 20552 (Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 1 or 2 muscle(s)) because the [...]

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