One of our blog readers asked why their claim for Trigger Point injection is being denied due to missing modifier.
Let's describe these 2 Trigger point injection codes:
20552 Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 1 or 2 muscle(s)
20553 Injection(s); single or multiple trigger point(s), 3 or more muscles
Widely indicated for Myofascial Pain.
Key point to remember! - these 2 CPT Codes 20552, 20553 DO NOT NEED A MODIFIER!
Denial Reasons for Trigger Point Injection CPT 20553
Denials Reasons for Trigger Point Injection CPT 20552, 20553 and what you should be looking for:
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Ms. Pinky Maniri-Pescasio is the Founder of GoHealthcare Consulting. She is a National Speaker on Practice Reimbursement and a Physician Advocate. She has served the Medical Practice Industry for more than 25 years as a Professional Consultant.