AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 6 (June)
Musculoskeletal, 20660, 61751 (Q&A) (June 1996)
June 1996 page 10c Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal, 20660, 61751 (Q&A) Question Can I code 20660, Application of cranial tongs, caliper, or stereotactic fram, including removal (separate procedure), for the application of the stereotactic fram, in addition to code 61751, Stereotactic biopsy, aspiration, or excision, including burr hole(s), for intracranial lesion; with computerized axial tomography for the stereotactic biopsy? AMA Comment CPT code 20660 is designated as a "separate procedure." Therefore, when the application of a stereotactic fram is performed as a component of a larger procedure (eg, stereotactic biopsy of an intracranial lesion) it would not be...
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