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intraoperative nerve monitoring device?

Lynn Posted Sat 02nd of July, 2011 06:51:06 AM

This OP report is for a deep cervical (open) lymph node excisional biopsy. Here are the sentences I am wondering about. "Needle electrodes were placed on the shoulder for monitoring of spinal accessory nerve." And also; "The spinal accessory nerve was protected using nerve-monitoring device." What is the device and does it need coded? What code?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 05th of July, 2011 19:45:35 PM

95920 is the code for Intraoperative neurophysiology testing, per hour which is to be used in addition to the code for primary procedures[92585, 95822, 95860, 95861, 95867, 95868, 95870, 95900, 95904, 95925-95937]. For any other service we can't use 95920.

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