Trigger Point Injections, More Than One Muscle

November 17, 2016

My physician performed two trigger point injections in two different muscles. Would it be appropriate to report code 20552 twice for the two injections?

No, code 20552, trigger point injection(s) single or multiple trigger point(s) is for injection of 1 or 2 muscles. If more than 2 muscles are injected only 20553, trigger point injection(s), three or more muscles, is reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/17/16.


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