New 2010 CPT Code: Report Nerve Conduction with Electrode Arrays

November 9, 2009

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The 2010 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) book includes a new code to report nerve conduction tests performed using preconfigured electrode arrays. The creation of this new code allows those who are performing studies that differ from traditional nerve conduction tests to report those services using a more accurate code.

Starting on January 1, 2010, physicians who perform nerve conduction testing with preconfigured electrode arrays should use the following:

  • 95905 Motor and/or sensory nerve conduction, using preconfigured electrode array(s), amplitude and latency/velocity study, each limb, includes F-wave study when performed, with interpretation and report.

The new code should be reported once per limb, and should not be reported in conjunction with current nerve conductions codes 95900-95904 or 95934-95936.

According to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, this new code has 0.05 physician work relative value units (RVUs). The higher technical component for the new code reflects the higher cost of the disposable supplies for the automated test. RVUs for the new and traditional nerve conduction codes are as follows:

Component Professional Component Technical
95900 0.59 0.91
95903 0.83 0.93
95904 0.48 0.85
95905 0.08 2.03

Please contact Katie Kuechenmeister at kkuechenmeister@aan.com or by phone at (651) 695-2783 for more information.