AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Special EEG Tests (December 2009)

December 2009 page 3 Coding Brief:Special EEG Tests How Do I Choose Between CPT Codes 95956 and 95953? This article provides clarification on how to code for two specialized EEG services—CPT codes 95956 and 95953—specifically when provided in the physician office or free-standing facility. CPT code 95956, Monitoring for localization of cerebral seizure focus by cable or radio, 16 or more channel telemetry, electroencephalographic (EEG) recording and interpretation, each 24 hours, is used to: report a diagnostic test that determines whether seizures are occurring; identify the types of seizures that are present; guide the treatment to control...

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