Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring and Thyroidectomy Procedures

April 12, 2012


Is the intraoperative neural integrity monitoring considered part of the total thyroidectomy (60240) or is there a separate code for it? I am looking at CPT code 95865 to report this procedure for our surgeon?


Intraoperative nerve monitoring (IOM) is not separately reportable by the surgeon as it is considered an integral part of the procedure. IOM is reportable by a second physician who is not participating in the case such as a neurologist or physical medicine physician.