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Know Chronic, Aura Definitions for Accurate Migraine Coding

Question: Notes indicate that the clinician performed a bilateral Botox A (onabotulinumtoxinA) injection for an established patient suffering from chronic migraine without aura; the provider performed the injection via chemodenervation, and used 0.75 units of Botox A. How should I code this encounter, and what are the definitions, for coding purposes, of "chronic" and "aura"? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: First, we'll tackle [...]