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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Radiology and Laboratory Services Handbook : 3 Radiological and physiological laboratory services : 3.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 3.2.2 Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging : Functional MRI (fMRI)
Texas Medicaid considers fMRI medically necessary when it is being used as part of a preoperative evaluation for a planned craniotomy and is required for localization of eloquent areas of the brain, such as those responsible for speech, language, motor function, and senses, which might potentially be put at risk during the proposed surgery.
Neurofunctional testing procedure code 96020 must be reported in conjunction with brain fMRI procedure code 70555. Procedure code 96020 is informational and will not be reimbursed separately.

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