Author Topic: Surface electromyography (EMG)  (Read 1175 times)

Sportsmom

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Surface electromyography (EMG)
« on: March 19, 2010, 06:09:02 AM »
I'm billing for a chiropractors office and they are not getting paid for 95999.
 
 Can I bill HCPCS code S3900 in repalce of 95999?

95999 is for EMG
Any help I would be greatful.


 
 

DMK

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Re: Surface electromyography (EMG)
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 10:34:25 AM »
95999 Is "Unlisted neurological or neuromuscular diagnostic procedure"  Bill it with notes and it might get paid.  Surface EMG is a "fringe" chiropractic procedure that measures surface temperature and prints out a pretty chart that shows where the spine is misaligned.  Most insurance companies don't recognize this type of EMG as a valid diagnostic tool.  It is NOT the same as an EMG performed by a Neurologist where needles or pads and electricity follow nerve paths to determine if there is damage.  If your Chiro is a Neuro/Chiro and is using the same procedure as a Neuro, then notes accompanying the bill should get it paid.

Hope this helps!

Sportsmom

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Re: Surface electromyography (EMG)
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 12:31:44 PM »
Yes thank you so much.