AES Partner Activities


NAEC/AES EEG Monitoring Codes: Coding Changes for Long Term EEG Monitoring Services for 2020

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
This session will provide a historical overview of CPT Code 95951 (VEEG) and the other long term EEG monitoring services as well as their review by the AMA CPT Panel and Relative Value Update Committee in 2017/2018. Detailed information will be presented on the new code structure, definitions and appropriate usage in diagnosing and treating patients with epilepsy, and other disorders. The Medicare-assigned relative values and payment rates for the new codes also will be explained.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the long term EEG monitoring coding structure and its impact on epilepsy care and the reason behind and process for the coding changes becoming effective January 1, 2020
  • Know the definitions and usage of the new codes and their potential impact on patient care
Speakers: Nathan B. Fountain, MD, President, NAEC; Susan T. Herman, MD, President-elect, NAEC; Gregory L. Barkley, MD, AAN Representative on AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee; Marc Nuwer, MD, ACNS CPT/RUC Representative