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trigger point injection

Vangie Posted Mon 09th of May, 2011 18:39:30 PM

I want to make sure I am coding the encounter ticket correctly.

trigger finger/pain, swelling

Impression; This may represent trigger fingers, but may represent some other rheumatoid problem. Today she is sent for an arthritis panel and referral was given to a rheumatologist. She is also injected at the base of the left index and ring and the right index fingers with approximately 20 mg Depo-Medol and 1 mL of palin Marcaine 0.5% and 1% lidocaine at the base of each finger.

There were 3 Injections
1. Base of left index.
2. Ring finger.
3. Right index finger.

20553 (Two to three muscles).

Is this correct? Please advise.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 09th of May, 2011 18:51:52 PM

Correct. Even though it is an old article, please refer below link to know more information:

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