AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery Nervous System (May 2001)

May 2001 page 10 Coding Consultation Nervous System, Surgery, 61862 (Q&A) Question If the physician places two electrode arrays for deep brain stimulation (eg, an electrode array in the right and in the left globus pallidus) at the same operative setting, may code 61862 be reported more than once for the second insertional procedure? If so, what CPT modifier should be used? AMA Comment Code 61862, Twist drill, burr hole, craniotomy, or craniectomy for stereotactic implantation of one neurostimulator array in subcortical site (eg, thalamus, globus pallidus, subthalamic nucleus, periventricular, periaqueductal gray), describes a single procedure for insertion...

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