AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 3 (March)

Nervous System, Surgery, 63650 (Q&A) (March 1999)

March 1999 page 11 Coding Consultation Nervous System, Surgery, 63650 (Q&A) Question My doctor performed a procedure in which he percutaneously placed two neurostimulator electrode catheters through two separate sites. How should I report this procedure? AMA Comment CPT makes no distinctions as to the number of sites required for the placement of electrode catheters. CPT code 63650, Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrode array, is reported for the placement of the initial neurostimulator electrode catheter. Percutaneous placement of additional catheters are reported with CPT code 63650 with the -51 modifier appended. Nervous System, Surgery, 63650 (Q&A). CPT®...

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