AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Nervous System and Medicine (January 2002)

January 2002 page 11e Coding Consultation Nervous System and Medicine, 64550, 97014 (Q&A) Question What is the difference between codes 64550, Application of surface (transcutaneous) neurostimulator, and 97014, Application of a modality to one or more areas; electrical stimulation (unattended)? AMA Comment From a coding perspective, code 64550 is intended to report the initial application of a neurostimulator (eg, a TENS unit) in which electrodes are placed on the skin by the physician, and the patient takes the unit home. The patient operates the unit at home (eg, changes voltages). Code 97014 is intended to report electrical stimulation...

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