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Needle EMG

Luz Posted Fri 13th of March, 2015 15:32:31 PM

Need your input on the following EMG study: Muscle tested: Deltoid L, Infrapinatus L, Biceps brachi L, 1st dorsal interosseou L, C5 paraspinal L and C6 paraspinal L, would this study, would this study supports 95885 or 95886. It was conducted with NCS. There is two different calling on this one,one person said it supports 95885 another 95886.

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of March, 2015 03:39:26 AM

In the above mentioned case, CPT code +95886 should be use, as EMG study was performed on more than 5 muscles which were innervated by 3 or more nerves. Do not forget to use the appropriate primary code for NCS accordingly.

Luz Posted Mon 16th of March, 2015 08:44:04 AM

Thank you! This is so helpful.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of March, 2015 10:39:06 AM

You are welcome.

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