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Section: Diagnostic Medical
Number: M-5
Topic: Tensilon Test
Effective Date: August 1, 2005
Issued Date: August 1, 2005
Date critical Reviewed: 06/2005

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Tensilon experimentation is one integral component of the doctor"s medical care and also is not eligible as a distinct and also separate service. If tensilon experimentation is reported on the very same day as clinical care, and also the charges room itemized, incorporate the charges and pay only the clinical care. Payment because that the medical treatment performed on the same date of organization includes the allowance for the tensilon testing. A participating, preferred, or network provider cannot bill the member independently for the tensilon trial and error in this case.

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If the tensilon experimentation is carry out independently, procedure it under the proper code(s).

Modifier 25 may be reported v medical care to recognize it as a significant, independently identifiable company from the tensilon testing. When the 25 full is reported, the patient’s documents must clearly document that separately identifiable medical treatment has to be rendered.

Payment for tensilon tonography need to be processed under procedure code 92120.

Description

Tensilon testing (95857, 95858) is carried out by method of one intravenous injection the tensilon (edrophonium chloride) adhered to by monitoring of the patient for boosted or lessened ocular muscle function. That is used mostly for the diagnosis the myasthenia gravis.

Tensilon tonography differs from routine tensilon testing in that a tonogram is provided to measure intraocular pressure. Tensilon tonography is excellent only once the routine tensilon trial and error is equivocal or inconclusive.

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