In Coding
Nov 13th, 2014
Question: Is it appropriate to report intraoperative monitoring codes 95940-95941 for monitoring during pedicle screw placement? Answer: No. According to the May 2013 CPT® Assistant, “Use electromyography codes 95860-95864, 95869, 95870, 95885, or 95886 when performing monitoring during pedicle screw placement.” Pedicle screws are placed for spinal stabilization. Misplaced pedicle screws may result...
Jun 1st, 2012
CPT® 2012 revises intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring code usage for surgery. By Gloria Galloway, MD, FAAN Use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) has increased over the last decade due to evidence of its role in reducing or preventing the incidence of paralysis or paraparesis in certain types of surgeries. Changes to CPT® 2012 affect codes used ...