American Medical Association Makes Changes to Long Term EEG Coding
The American Medical Association (AMA), has published a summary of its changes to Long Term EEG Monitoring Codes. Those changes will take effect until January 2020. In the meantime, providers are advised to continue using existing codes until that time.
The coding changes released by the AMA are as following:
- The addition of 13 codes for technologist reporting of long-term EEG services (95X01 – 95X13)
- The addition of 10 codes for professional reporting of long-term EEG services 95X14 – 95X23)
- The deletion of CPT Codes 95827, 95950, 95951, 95953, and 95956
- Revisions to the EEG guidelines with definitions and parentheticals following codes 61533, 95812, 95813, 95816, 95819, 95822, 95827, 95967 will be included in the CPT Manual
Codes that contain an ‘X’ are placeholder codes that are intended to give an idea of the proposed placement in the code set of the potential code changes through the first three digits. The permanent code numbers and code descriptors will be published in August 2019.