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95909 is a new NCS code for 2013

Corinne Posted Sun 10th of February, 2013 17:24:14 PM

I was told at the NY Convention, that for 2013, 95904 was deleted and now we have to use 95909 for testing five nerves; what is the code for bilateral testing?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of February, 2013 19:42:04 PM

I can explain you by this example :

Bilateral sensory and motor median and ulnar NCS is performed. This is four separate tests, so the proper code now is 95908.
Since the studies were performed bilaterally, the correct should be 95910. Because bilateral testing is often necessary and therefore the nerves are counted separately. Since four tests are performed individually on each extremity, they should be added together to get the right code.

Hope the above example will fetch you right codes on bilateral testing.

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