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Documentation of medical reason(s) for ordering an advanced brain imaging study (i.e., patient has an abnormal neurological examination; patient has the coexistence of seizures, or both; recent onset of severe headache; change in the type of headache; signs of increased intracranial pressure (e.g., papilledema, absent venous pulsations on funduscopic examination, altered mental status, focal neurologic deficits, signs of meningeal irritation); hiv-positive patients with a new type of headache; immunocompromised patient with unexplained headache symptoms; patient on coagulopathy/anti-coagulation or anti-platelet therapy; very young patients with unexplained headache symptoms)

  • 2019 Status Change: Discontinue procedure or modifier code
  • Effective Date: 2016-01-01
  • Termination Date: 2018-12-31
  • Medicare Coverage Status: Carrier Judgement
  • BETOS Classification: Undefined codes

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G9535       G9537