AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 9 (September)

Cranial/Peripheral Neurostimulator Placement (Codes 64590, 61885, 61886) (September 2011)

Septempber 2011 pages 9-10 Cranial/Peripheral Neurostimulator Placement (Codes 64590, 61885, 61886) The CPT Assistant Newsletter (April 2001; p 8) featured a Q&A pertaining to the use of code 64573, Incision for implantation of neurostimulator electrodes; cranial nerve, for open insertion of a cranial nerve (eg, vagal) neuro-stimulator electrode, in addition to code 61885, Insertion or replacement of cranial neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling; with connection to a single electrode array. The April 2001 article is reproduced below. THEN: Cranial/Peripheral Neurostimulator Placement (Codes 64590, 61885, 61886) For CPT 2002, the illustration titled "Placement of Cranial...

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