AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 11 (November)

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Cranial) (November 2009)

November 2009 pages 6-7 Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Cranial) For CPT® 2009, significant changes were made to the CPT coding system codeset to report cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Seven new codes were added and CPT code 61793, Stereotactic radiosurgery (particle beam, gamma ray or linear accelerator), one or more sessions, was deleted as it no longer adequately described the physician work involved in the procedures. What is cranial stereotactic radiosurgery? Cranial stereotactic radiosurgery is a distinct procedure that utilizes externally generated ionizing radiation to inactivate or eradicate defined target(s) in the head without the need to make an incision. The target...

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