Laboratory Question for the Week of July 31, 2023


Can you explain the differences between the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) codes?


Code 95250 is for placing the sensor and hook-up, as well as calibrating the monitor, training, removing the sensor, and printing out the recording. In 2018, code 95249 was added for placement of and patient training on personal— patient-owned—CGM devices. CPT 95251 with a status indicator (SI) of “B,” is for the professional interpretation of CGM data.

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