Respiratory Question for the Week of July 24, 2023


How is extended monitoring defined for codes 95812 and 95813?


Extended monitoring means times for these codes means longer than 40 minutes up to 119 minutes. Understand that the purpose of a prolonged EEG may be different from the purpose of a routine EEG. For example, extended monitoring is often carried out in a critical care setting to judge the effects of medication.

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