Intraoperative Monitoring

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Question:  

OK, so I now realize that I should not be billing for intraoperative monitoring based on the CPT changes for 2013. The consultants at KZA have been saying this for years and I’m now on board with you. My question is: Can I at least bill the codes 95867 or 95868 for the surgeon at the time of the surgical procedure? My doctor wants to get paid something for placing the needles.

Answer:

No, placing the needles is part of the procedure set up and not separately reported. It is not accurate to call it an EMG (95867, 95868).