AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery Nervous System, 61624 (Q&A) (June 1999)

June 1999 page 10 Coding Consultation Surgery Nervous System, 61624 (Q&A) Question We would like to know the proper way to code for the endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular aneurysms through placement of platinum coils into the lumen of the aneurysm by way of a microcatheter placed into the aneurysm. The goal of the treatment is to prevent the flow of blood into the aneurysm sack by filling the aneurysm with coils and thrombus. AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, this procedure would be reported using code 61624, Transcatheter occlusion or embolization (eg, for tumor destruction, to achieve...

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