AMA CPT® Assistant - 2003 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery/Nervous System (May 2003)

May 2003 page 19a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Surgery/Nervous System, 61793 (Q&A) Question When performing stereotactic radiosurgery using gamma knife, can code 61793 be reported twice if the patient has two lesions being treated, one on the right side and one the left? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 61793, Stereotactic radiosurgery (particle beam, gamma ray or linear accelerator), one or more sessions, is reported one time only, regardless of the number of sessions necessary to complete the treatment and the number of lesions treated. Therefore, if two separate lesions are treated with gamma knife, code...

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