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VIDEO EEG IN OFFICE

Peter Posted Wed 05th of October, 2011 15:53:33 PM

How do you code for routine video eeg when done 1.2 hours?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 05th of October, 2011 19:08:21 PM

Not sure, if you intended the question for 12 hours (mistyped as 1.2 hours) or really question was for 1.2 hours?
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In the opinion of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, more than half of the 24 hours of monitoring is adequate to use these codes. If the recording time is less than 12 hours, one should bill the appropriate monitoring code with modifier 52 to indicate the service was reduced in some way (as described in the CPT® book) and to indicate the actual number of hours that the study was performed.
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Code Range and Details:
http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/300_399/0322.html

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