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    Ok, the question has to do with nerve conduction studies.
    95904 is a sensory nerve
    95900 is a motor nerve
    Patients always have several of each of these nerves tested during the nerve conduction studies.
    So example: A patient has 5 sensory nerves tested, code 95904, how should they be coded?

    From what I have learned in the past, the first one does not get a modifer but the rest of them do get a modifier, and is the modifier a 59 or 51 or 26 or something else?

    Also do they have to be listed like 95904 and then 95904 (59) x4

    Please Help!!!


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    WPS Medicare Part B has excellent policies on these studies. I'll list the websites below, after you look at them, post again if there's still questions.



    Good luck!


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    Thanks so much!!

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    We do not use modifiers when coding for nerve conduction studies. We let the insurance company know that we did more than one by changing the units. Never had a problem with payment. Hope this helps!
    Susie Corrado, CPC
    ENT Coding/Billing

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