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...