AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 11 (November)

Medicine: Neurology (Q&A) (November 2011)

November 2011 page 11 Medicine: Neurology Question: During a 72-hour portable recording of EEG, a single-lead cardiac rhythm is also obtained and is inherent in the EEG device capability. Is it appropriate to additionally report the ECG monitoring? Answer: ECG recording is not a standard component of a computer-assisted ambulatory 24-hour EEG service. The medical goal in this testing is to capture the EEG and ECG during the patients usual symptoms or during subclinical episodes of the same event (eg, when the patient presents with lapses of consciousness of unknown cause and for which both epileptic and cardiac causes...

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