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Glasgow Coma Score

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    I code for an Urgent Care Center. A physician noted that a patient had a "Glasgow Coma Score of". What is the CPT for this?

    Thank you.
    Jackie M, CPC

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    There isnt a CPT for this, it is part of the exam:

    Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS is a neurological scale that aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person for initial as well as subsequent assessment. A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either 14 (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale).
    Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Compliance and Coding Specialist
    Willamette Valley Professional Services member National Advisory Board 2013-2015

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    The Glasgow Coma Scale provides an objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as continuing assessment. A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between 3 (deep unconsciousness) and 15 (fully awake). Therefore, there is no CPT code.

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