AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 7 (July)

Medicine (July 2004)

July 2004 page 13a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Medicine, 95900, 51785 (Q&A) Question I perform pudendal motor nerve studies and needle examinations of the rectal sphincter as a workup for rectal incontinence. How would I bill for these procedures? AMA Comment The technique commonly involves a St Mark’s electrode being applied over the gloved finger of the examiner who then digitally (with the finger) and electrically stimulates the pudendal nerve in the rectal vault and records a response electrically from the external anal sphincter. The St Mark’s disposable electrode is a commercially available set of wires...

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