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needel emg of whole thoracic paraspinal muscles

Maqbool Posted Fri 12th of August, 2011 21:04:41 PM

if we do needle emg of whole thoracic paraspinal muscles on left side. will we put code for one time 95869 or it will be mutiplied for 10 thoracic regions which we do.

SuperCoder Answered Sat 13th of August, 2011 03:58:11 AM

The descriptor for 95869 (Needle electromyography; thoracic paraspinal muscles (excluding T1 or T12)) specifies “muscles” (plural). For this reason, you may report 95869 only once per session, regardless of the number of levels tested.

Maqbool Posted Mon 15th of August, 2011 19:59:26 PM

thnx.

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