AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 9 (September)

Medicine Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures, 95851 (Q&A) (September 1999)

September 1999 page 10f Coding Consultation Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures, Medicine, 95851 (Q&A) Question Is it necessary and appropriate to report CPT code 95851 separately for each segment of the spine (eg, cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas)? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 95851, Range of motion measurements and report (separate procedure); each extremity (excluding hand) or each trunk section (spine), is intended to report range of motion measurements. Code 95851 may be reported for each extremity (excluding hand) measured or for each trunk section measured (e.g. cervical, thoracic, lumbar). The physician's interpretation of the...

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