Summary of Changes to Long-Term EEG Monitoring Codes in Medicare Proposed Rule

ACNS, along with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) have collaborated in preparing a summary, which exclusively covers the changes to the long term EEG monitoring services and proposed payment rates included in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2020. 

This summary can be found on the Coding & Reimbursement section of the ACNS website.

A summary of the other major provisions of the proposed rule will be distributed separately.

ACNS will continue to work with these societies to provide members with more information on the new codes and to seek involvement of our members in a joint advocacy strategy to seek to improve the values assigned to the new codes.  Please direct any immediate questions to

ACNS “CPT Coding Changes” Course to Address What to Expect and How to Use the New Codes


ACNS is pleased to offer a special course on Saturday, September 21 at the 2019 Fall Courses in Atlanta to inform neurophysiologists about upcoming CPT coding changes.

The "CPT Coding Changes" course will specifically address the new code structure for long-term EEG monitoring that deletes some existing EEG codes and creates 23 new codes for long-term EEG monitoring (see complete summary above). The course is perfectly timed to address these and other coding changes scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2020!

Space will be limited and registration for the CPT Coding Changes course is complimentary with paid registration to another Saturday full-day or two-day course!

A complete Fall Courses preliminary program and registration information can be found on the Meetings section of the ACNS website.

Advance registration for the 2019 Fall Courses closes on Tuesday, September 3.