AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2010 Issue 4; ASK the EDITOR

Placement of lead extensions

Patient presented a week ago and had placement of right and left subthalamic nucleus leads. He now presents for placement of lead extensions and right and left impulse generators. We reported CPT code 61885 with modifier 50. What are the correct CPT codes for the 2nd stage of neurostimulator generators and lead extensions? Also, do we code placement of the lead extensions? ...

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