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    Question Total thyroidectomy w/ nims monitor

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    Can we use a separate code for the nims endotracheal intubation when done with a thyroidectomy and if so what code should i be using.

    Apreciate any help with this.

    Vicky k

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    Stuart Sailfish Chapter


    Hi Vicki, I do believe that the NIMS is the facial nerve monitor. If your physician actually inserts the monitor and does all the monitoring while he is performing the thyroidectomy, then I would say yes.

    Mostly Neuro/Anesthesiologists perform that part. we have a company that does all the monitoring on our thyroid and parotid surgeries
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CENTC, CPC-I
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