AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 4 (April)

Cranial/Peripheral Neurostimulator Placement (Codes 64590, 61885, & 61886) (April 2001)

April 2001 pages 8-9 Coding Clarification Cranial/Peripheral Neurostimulator Placement (Codes 64590, 61885, & 61886) For CPT 2002, the illustration titled "Placement of Cranial Neurostimulator" will be relocated from its current placement following code 64590, Incision and subcutaneous placement of peripheral neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling, to immediately precede code 61862, Twist drill or burr hole(s) for implantation of neurostimulator electrodes, cortical (see Figure 1). The rationale for the relocation and replacement of this illustration is that code 64590 involves the physician work for the insertion of a peripheral neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver in the...

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