ACNS recommendations for Managing Requests for Neurodiagnostic Testing

Recently, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) published a series of recommendations covering technologist safety, equipment cleaning, physician staffing and how to manage orders and requests for neurodiagnostic testing, including inpatient EEGs, elective monitoring of patients in the EMU and outpatient testing such as routine and ambulatory video-EEG studies. CortiCare has New EEG Solutions to […]

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New EEG Solutions for New Challenges

March 2020 New Challenges The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many clinicians and facilities to reassess priorities and the processes for delivering services.  This is clearly true in the healthcare segments that CortiCare serves, namely the evaluation and monitoring of patients suspected or at risk for seizures or other brain function complications from chronic or acute […]

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Five Benefits of Continuous EEG (cEEG) Monitoring

benefits of ceeg monitoring

Despite demonstrating positive outcomes, continuous EEG monitoring (cEEG) remains underutilized. A December 2018 article in Neurology Today suggests that cEEG is associated with lower in-hospital mortality among critically ill patients but remains underused due to equipment costs and a lack of qualified personnel. Advances in technology and staffing models make cEEG monitoring more accessible.  Here […]

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2020 Long-Term EEG Monitoring CPT Codes – Technical Components

After more than 20 years since the last time long-term EEG procedures were reviewed, the AMA and CMS have assessed and revised the CPT coding for long-term continuous recording EEG procedures.  Through a long-established process of accepting and reviewing comments and holding direct meetings with several groups directly affected by the changes, such as the […]

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2020 Long-Term EEG CPT Codes, RVU and Reimbursement for Physicians

After more than 20 years since the last time long-term EEG procedures were reviewed, the AMA and CMS have assessed and revised the CPT coding for long-term continuous recording EEG procedures.  Through a long-established process of accepting and reviewing comments and holding direct meetings with a number of groups directly affected by the changes, such […]

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Advantage of cEEG vs aEEG in Monitoring for Neonatal Seizures

The most compelling evidence for the utility of continuous EEG monitoring exists for pediatric patients. While the indications for neonatal EEG can include assessment of age and maturity, measurement of responses to therapy, and as adjunct in neurological prognoses, the most common role of EEG monitoring of neonates is for surveillance and characterization of electrographic […]

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How Ambulatory EEG Fits Into Private Practice

How Ambulatory EEG Effects Epilepsy Patients Epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person at any age. While it is more common in young children and older people, we remain unknown as to what causes the determinants as to why these develop in one person or another. Statistics reveal that 1% of people in the […]

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How Continuous EEG Monitoring Improves Patient Management

Electroencephalogram dates back more than a century, but only in the last few decades has technology afforded us the opportunity to explore the full potential of continuous EEG (cEEG). In spite of mounting evidence that continuous EEG monitoring provides vital advantages in numerous clinical settings, including for patients with status epilepticus, cerebral ischemia, disorders of […]

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