August 19, 2021
Is there a code for turning off a VNS so the patient can have an MRI? The provider then turned it back on to the previously documented settings. Is this considered programming to use 95976 or 95977?
There is not a code for turning off/on a VNS. However, if the provider performs an analysis of the settings when it is turned back on to ensure it is working properly, then 95970 may be reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 8/19/21.