AMA CPT® Assistant - 2018 Issue 10 (October)

Surgery: Nervous System (Q&A) (October 2018)

October 2018 page 11b Surgery: Nervous System Question: When percutaneous electrode placement is performed via a transforaminal lateral approach to access the epidural space (where the electrodes would reside for stimulation), would CPT code 63650 be the correct code to report? Answer: Yes, it would be appropriate to report code 63650, Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrode array, epidural, for the placement of an electrode array via a transforaminal lateral approach. Question: A pre-programmed transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator is applied in the office for a patient to take home where he will remove it several days later. The device connects...

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