AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery/Nervous System (October 2008)

October 2008 page 10 Surgery: Nervous System, 61795 (Q&A) Question: Is it appropriate to report add-on code 61795 for navigation using an image guided method (eg, StealthStation® navigation) with any of the spinal decompression codes (eg, 63030, 63042, or 63047)? Answer: Code 61795, Stereotactic computer-assisted volumetric (navigational) procedure, intracranial, extracranial, or spinal (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), is not applicable for the spinal decompression codes (63030, 63042, and 63047). Code 61795 includes spinal and extracranial head and neck applications, which allows for navigation using an image-guided method (including Stealth) to identify anatomy for precise...

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