Coding and Billing are two critical factors in the world Neurology providers. This can be complex especially when the codes keep changing often which also calls for an extensive documentation. In the year 2019, neurologists have already seen and had to deal with many CPT code changes. Therefore, it is good to be updated about the changes so that the reimbursement becomes simpler with the billing services and coding support. This article attempts to bring out the CPT coding changes and its impact in 2019.
Electrocorticography (ECoG) – the recording of electrophysiological activity from electrodes placed directly on the exposed surface of brain. There is a new code for it.
The programming codes of cranial nerve neurostimulator are now differentiated as simple or complex. They are no longer based on time. The simple programming of a neurostimulator pulse generator/transmitter comprises of 1 to 3 parameter adjustments whereas the complex programming includes adjustment of more than 3 parameters.
Revised CPT codes: Three of the existing neurostimulator analysis CPT codes have been revised.
The prominent changes with respect to the Neurostimulator Programming and Analysis, calls for a professional expert consultation. Considering the complexities, for a clean submission and payment, outsource your medical coding to an experienced medical coding company. It is also essential that the neurology providers understand the procedure and documentation requirements for proper coding and billing.