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TPIs for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Question: A patient with chronic myofascial pain syndrome presents for trigger point injections (TPIs) to relieve pain. Notes indicate that the physician injected a single trigger point in three different muscles. What is myofascial pain syndrome, and how can I establish medical necessity for these TPIs? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: The ICD-10 code for myofascial pain syndrome, or myalgia, is M79.1- (Myalgia). Append [...]