AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 3 (March)

Gastric Antrum Neurostimulation (March 2007)

March 2007 pages 4-5 Coding Communication:Gastric Antrum Neurostimulation Gastric Antrum Neurostimulation What is gastric antrum neurostimulation? Gastric antrum neurostimulation is a treatment for patients with gastroparesis that involves electrical stimulation of the stomach to improve gastric motility. Due to the fact that implantation of these electrode devices may require multiple procedures to complete the treatment, separate codes are listed in the CPT codebook to identify the placement of the pulse generator device (64590), or the revision or removal of the implanted devices (64595). Implantation of the electrodes which are attached to the pulse generator device is similar to electrode...

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