Cat. III Codes for Personal Kinetograph

Cat. III Codes for Personal Kinetograph

The 2019 CPT® codebook will include new Category III codes to describe services related to the Personal Kinetograph (PKG), a passive, wearable devices that continuously measures and tracks the movements of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The resulting data is used to manage patient care and treat symptoms such as bradykinesia, dyskinesia and tremor.

The Personal Kinetograph is an FDA-cleared device marketed by Global Kinetics Pty Ltd. According to the company, “The device provides continuous and passive monitoring in the home, during activities of daily living…. To date, nearly 30,000 patient PKG™ reports have been provided to tailor therapy and improve management for Parkinson’s patients. More than 3,000,000 recording hours have been provided to 200 Parkinson’s specialist clinics across the world.”

The new codes are:

0533T Continuous recording of movement disorder symptoms, including bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and tremor for 6 days up to 10 days; includes set-up, patient training, configuration of monitor, data upload, analysis and initial report configuration, download review, interpretation and report

0534T Continuous recording of movement disorder symptoms, including bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and tremor for 6 days up to 10 days; set-up, patient training, configuration of monitor

0535T Continuous recording of movement disorder symptoms, including bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and tremor for 6 days up to 10 days; data upload, analysis and initial report configuration

0536T Continuous recording of movement disorder symptoms, including bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and tremor for 6 days up to 10 days; download review, interpretation and report

0533T describes the “global” service of setting the patient up with the wearable thePersonal Kinetograph for a period of six to 10 days, and includes patient training, configuration of monitor, data upload, analysis and initial report configuration, download review, interpretation, and report.Individual components of the service are reported using 0534T-0536T

0534T describes setting the patient up with the wearable device for a period of six to 10 days, as well as patient training, and configuration of monitor.

0535T describes data upload, analysis, and initial report configuration, only.

0536T describes the download review, interpretation, and report, only.

For a complete rundown of the new, revised, and deleted codes and guidelines in CPT® 2019, sign up for AAPC’s comprehensive 2019 CPT Coding Updates Virtual Workshop on December 6 (by demand starting 12/7), presented by AAPC’s own Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC. Or, join Raemarie on Nov. 20 for a one-hour webinar that highlights the changes you can expect in CPT® 2019.

John Verhovshek

John Verhovshek

John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, is Managing Editor at AAPC. He has covered medical coding and billing, healthcare policy, and the business of medicine since 1999. He is an alumnus of York College of Pennsylvania and Clemson University, and a member of the Asheville-Hendersonville AAPC Local Chapter.
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John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, is Managing Editor at AAPC. He has covered medical coding and billing, healthcare policy, and the business of medicine since 1999. He is an alumnus of York College of Pennsylvania and Clemson University, and a member of the Asheville-Hendersonville AAPC Local Chapter.

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