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Anyone coded a NIPS before?

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    Hi there--

    Wondering if anyone has coded a NIPS (Noninvasive programmed electrical stimulation) procedure before? I see that on the ICD-9 side it has it's own procedure code 37.20, but I am unsure of what CPT code to use for this procedure. My encoder lands on 93642, is this correct?
    Last edited by jtuominen; 04-17-2009 at 03:05 PM. Reason: added expanded defition of abbreviation

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    The correct code for NIPS is 93724.

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    Thanks very much, I have just had this gut feeling that 93641/93642 weren't the best capture. We are doing these much more now so I am relieved to have a different code to work with. Thanks again!

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    I think it depends on what scenario for which you are coding "NIPS".
    My software also takes me to 93642 as well as 93618 (and 93724)
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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