AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 7 (July)

Electrodiagnostic Medicine Code Revisions (July 2000)

July 2000 pages 1-3 Electrodiagnostic Medicine Code Revisions CPT 2000 introduced revisions to the electrodiagnostic medicine codes. These revisions were made to reflect current clinical practice, as the previous descriptors inadequately described current procedures. This article will address the series of codes 95816-95962 and the reason behind the revisions. Revisions to the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Section In order to reflect the changes in clinical practice for electrodiagnostic medicine, the code descriptors in this section were revised. Editorial revisions to codes 95816 and 95819 have been made to clarify that hyperventilation and/or photic stimulation are not a mandatory part of the...

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