AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 7 (July)

Stereotactic Computer-Assisted (Navigational) Procedures (July 2011)

July 2011 pages 12-13 Stereotactic Computer-Assisted (Navigational) Procedures Prior to 2011, CPT code 61795 was reported as an add-on code when medically necessary for all stereotactic computer-assisted volumetric (navigational) procedures whether intracranial, extracranial, or spinal. Stereotactic computer-assisted (navigational) technology has been used for over a decade in these applications. However, because no other codes existed to report these services, code 61795 was used to report all computer-assisted volumetric (navigational) procedures. Many of the services were performed in different anatomic areas, with physician work required for each application. The techniques involved in using stereotaxis intraoperatively varied depending the primary procedure...

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