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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding

Name That Code Question:  A female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a neurostimulator electrode array. The neurostimulator electrode array is placed for direct transforaminal sacral nerve stimulation, and fluoroscopic guidance is used to place the electrodes. Assign the correct CPT code. Answer:  CPT: 64561 Sacral Nerve Stimulation…

Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal
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Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal

Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding for a screening colonoscopy and polyp removal in CPT and ICD-10-CM. You will also learn the appropriate use of modifier 33 and how it is applied in the following coding example.   Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a…

Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness
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Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness

Question:  A patient with complaints of dizziness is seen for a vestibular evaluation. The physician completed the following tests: spontaneous with gaze, optokinetic, oscillating tracking, positionals head right and left, and Dix-Hallpike right and left. The physician also completed warm and cool caloric irrigations in both ears, for a total of four irrigations. All tests were performed…

DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor

When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Name That Code Question: A patient who has not been responding well to dopaminergic therapy is considering deep brain stimulation surgery. The patient has…