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MEDICARE

Debbie Posted Tue 21st of January, 2014 19:08:40 PM

Hi,
Three months ago one of our pts. presented for a trigger point
inj(20552.) ICD-9 code 720.1 was used and CARE paid for both.
Now CARE will not pay for trigger point inj.(20552) with the same ICD-9 code. Can you please advise me what ICD-9 code to use. Pt.
suffers from low back pain.

Thank you,

Debbie

SuperCoder Answered Wed 22nd of January, 2014 14:07:28 PM

Check in your state and carrier's LCD policy if that supports the ICD code.

724.2 is low back pain

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