AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Nervous System (December 2009)

December 2009 page 11c Bonus Feature:Surgery: Nervous System Question: Should code 64640 x 4 be reported per lesion because it is a single percutaneous entry point or should the unlisted code 64999 be reported? What is the appropriate code to use for radiofrequency (eg, Simplicity III™ Radiofrequency Probe) for sacroiliac (SI) joint nerve destruction from a single percutaneous entry site in the following procedure? The Simplicity III electrode was then advanced, maintaining continuous contact with the sacrum, on a cephalad and slightly lateral line, staying lateral to the sacral foramen, medial to the sacroiliac joint, and ventral to the...

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