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Facial Nerve Monitoring

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    I'm wondering if anyone knows if a primary surgeon can bill 95865 in addition to the surgery codes. I have notes that say you can't code some of the nerve studies but it skips over 95865 and I see that one alot. Can anyone help with this?


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    Medicare requires that it be performed by a physician other than the operating surgeon, the technical/surgical assistant or the anesthesiologist rendering the anesthesia.
    Eileen Blankenship, CPC
    Remote Coder

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    Yes we use this code a lot, however the isurance ussually do not like to pay as serperate procedure. It should be coded you just might have to fight for it with an appeal.

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