AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 11 (November)

Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures (Q&A) (November 2010)

November 2010 page 8aa Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 95980 for a temporary insertion of a gastric lead for gastroparesis? Answer: Code 95980, Electronic analysis of implanted neurostimulator pulse generator system (eg, rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance and patient measurements) gastric neurostimulator pulse generator/transmitter; intraoperative, with programming, may be used for electronic analysis and initial programming of a lead that was placed into the gastric mucosa, whether placed via an intraoperative or endoscopic approach, and whether the lead was...

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