Intraoperative Monitoring

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February 26, 2015

Question:  

I would like to know the codes I can bill for neural monitoring during a thyroidectomy, mastoidectomy, and parotidectomy cases.

Answer:

Intraoperative neural monitoring is included in the global surgical package for the surgical procedure code(s) billed by the surgeon; therefore, the surgeon would not bill for this service. Placing the needles for intraoperative nerve monitoring is also not separately reportable by the surgeon as this is considered part of the set up.

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