AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

New Codes for Central Nervous System Assessments/Tests (July 1996)

July 1996 pages 8-9 Coding Communication New Codes for Central Nervous System Assessments/Tests A new subsection, Central Nervous System Assessments/Tests (eg, Neuro-Cognitive, Mental Status, Speech Testing), has been added to the Medicine section of CPT 1996. This subsection was added to promote awareness of these procedure codes, as they are performed by various specialties, including primary-care physicians, and clearly not limited to any one specialty group. The subsection represents a relocation and regrouping of six CPT codes (see the chart on the next page for details). When reporting these codes, calculate to the nearest full hour the time spent...

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