AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery: Nervous System (July 2008)

July 2008 page 10 Surgery: Nervous System, 61793 (Q&A) This coding clarification relates to a Q&A published in the January 2006 issue of CPT Assistant. Question: What is the appropriate reporting of code 61793, Stereotactic radiosurgery (particle beam, gamma ray or linear accelerator), one or more sessions, when stereotactic and/or radiosurgery is performed on multiple lesions, complex lesions requiring multiple isocenters, or multiple sessions treating the same lesion? Answer: Code 61793 is intended to describe the physician's work in treating a single lesion, regardless of whether that treatment requires multiple isocenters or multiple sessions. As explained in...

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