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Drug Supply and TPIs

Question: Our provider performed significant, separately identifiable level-three evaluation and management service for a patient with upper back pain, and then made the decision to perform trigger point injections (TPIs). The provider injected the patient’s rhomboid and trapeziusmuscles with one injection each. How should I code this encounter? Can I report the drug supply separately from the TPI? Connecticut Subscriber Answer: On [...]