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What is cpt code 95978?

What is cpt code 95978?

CPT® Code 95978 in section: Electronic analysis of implanted neurostimulator pulse generator system (deleted codes)

What CPT code replaced 95978?

Codes 95983 and 95984 are new codes added in 2019 to replace CPT 95978 and 95979 respectively.

What is the CPT code for deep brain stimulation?

For bilateral stimulation via implantation of two cranial neurostimulator pulse generators, each connected to a single lead, add modifier -50 to either 81885 or 61886. For bilateral stimulation via implantation of one cranial neurostimulator pulse generator, connected to two leads, use 61886.

What is a cranial neurostimulator pulse generator?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) delivers electrical pulses to select areas of the brain (e.g., hypothalamus, thalamus, globus pallidus, subthalmic nucleus). DBS is used as an alternative to permanent neuroablative procedures for control of essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

What is procedure code 95972?

Complex programming is indicated by CPT code 95972 (Electronic analysis of implanted neurostimulator pulse generator system; complex spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator pulse generator/transmitter, with intraoperative or subsequent programming, first hour) (see “Billing Tips”).

How does a VNS device work?

Vagus nerve stimulation prevents seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. It is sometimes referred to as a “pacemaker for the brain.” A stimulator device is implanted under the skin in the chest. A wire from the device is wound around the vagus nerve in the neck.

What is procedure code L8680?

HCPCS code L8680 is defined as “Implantable neurostimulator electrode, each.” The requestor billed for 16 units of code L8680. Based upon the submitted medical bill the services were rendered in place of service code “11-Office.”