AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 2 (February)

Nerve Conduction Studies (95900-95904) (February 2008)

February 2008 page 2 Coding Communication:Nerve Conduction Studies (95900-95904) The following AMA responses to six commonly asked questions help to clarify concerns about coding for nerve conduction studies. Why are nerve conduction studies performed? Nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are performed to aid in the diagnoses of diseases and injuries of the peripheral nervous system. Nerve conduction studies assess the speed (conduction velocity and/or latency), size (amplitude), and shape of the response to an applied stimulus. Pathological findings include conduction slowing, conduction block, absent nerve response, and/or low amplitude response. NCS results can also assess the degree of demyelination and...

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