AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 5 (May)

Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures [Q & A] (May 2011)

May 2011 page 10a Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures Question: The device manufacturer directed me to use code 95904 to report studies, but my claims for multiple units of code 95904 are being denied. Can code 95904, Nerve conduction, amplitude and latency/velocity study, each nerve; sensory, be used to report sensory nerve conduction tests (sNCTs), such as current perception testing? Answer: No. Code 95904 requires recording of amplitude and latency/velocity. sNCT is different and distinct from nerve conduction velocity, amplitude, and latency. In ad-dition, sensory nerve conduction study recordings must be made from electrodes placed directly over the nerve...

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