How To Use CPT Code 95982

CPT 95982 describes the subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system. This article will cover the description, procedure, qualifying circumstances, appropriate usage, documentation requirements, billing guidelines, historical information, similar codes and billing examples.

1. What is CPT Code 95982?

CPT 95982 can be used to describe the subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system. This code is used when a provider checks the programming system to ensure the correct functioning of the neurostimulator. The provider tests various functions such as rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance, and patient measurements.

2. Official Description

The official description of CPT code 95982 is: ‘Electronic analysis of implanted neurostimulator pulse generator system (eg, rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance and patient measurements) gastric neurostimulator pulse generator/transmitter; subsequent, with reprogramming.’

3. Procedure

  1. The provider performs subsequent electronic analysis of a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system.
  2. The provider ensures that the neurostimulator is functioning properly by testing various functions such as rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance, and patient measurements.
  3. If necessary, the provider also performs reprogramming of the neurostimulator to optimize its performance.

4. Qualifying circumstances

CPT 95982 is used for patients who have a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system for the treatment of chronic nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a chronic disorder characterized by delayed emptying of the stomach. The neurostimulator delivers electrical impulses to the nerves in the stomach to help control the symptoms of gastroparesis. The subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming are performed to ensure that the neurostimulator is functioning properly and to optimize its performance.

5. When to use CPT code 95982

CPT code 95982 should be used when a provider performs subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system. This code should not be used for the initial analysis and programming of the neurostimulator. It is important to accurately document the specific functions tested and any reprogramming performed during the procedure.

6. Documentation requirements

To support a claim for CPT 95982, the provider must document the following information:

  • Patient’s diagnosis of gastroparesis
  • Previous placement of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system
  • Date of the subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming
  • Specific functions tested during the analysis, such as rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance, and patient measurements
  • Any reprogramming performed to optimize the neurostimulator’s performance
  • Signature of the provider performing the procedure

7. Billing guidelines

When billing for CPT 95982, ensure that the subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming are performed on a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system. This code should not be reported for the initial analysis and programming of the neurostimulator. It is important to follow the specific guidelines provided by the payer regarding the reporting of CPT 95982. Additionally, consider any applicable modifiers or other codes that may need to be reported in conjunction with CPT 95982.

8. Historical information

CPT 95982 was added to the Current Procedural Terminology system on January 1, 2008. There have been no updates to the code since its addition.

9. Examples

  1. A provider performs subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system for a patient with gastroparesis.
  2. A patient with a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system undergoes a subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming to ensure optimal functioning of the device.
  3. A provider tests the rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance, and patient measurements of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system during a subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming.
  4. After analyzing a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system, a provider performs reprogramming to optimize its performance for a patient with gastroparesis.
  5. A subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system is performed to ensure that it is functioning properly and to address any issues for a patient with chronic nausea and vomiting.
  6. A provider checks the programming system of a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator to verify its correct functioning and performs reprogramming if necessary.
  7. During a subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming, a provider assesses the rate, pulse amplitude and duration, configuration of wave form, battery status, electrode selectability, output modulation, cycling, impedance, and patient measurements of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system.
  8. A patient with gastroparesis undergoes a subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of their gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system to ensure its proper functioning.
  9. After analyzing a previously placed gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system, a provider performs reprogramming to optimize its performance for a patient experiencing chronic nausea and vomiting.
  10. A subsequent electronic analysis and reprogramming of a gastric neurostimulator pulse generator system is performed to evaluate its functioning and make any necessary adjustments for a patient with gastroparesis.

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