AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 6 (June)

Surgery Nervous System, 61700 (Q&A) (June 1999)

June 1999 page 11c Coding Consultation Surgery Nervous System, 61700 (Q&A) Question When reporting procedure code 61700, Surgery of intracranial aneurysm, intracranial approach; carotid circulation, can I report the use of an operating microscope separately? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, when procedure 61700 is performed with the use of a surgical microscope, it is appropriate to report the use of the surgical microscope in addition to the primary procedure. The CPT 1999 contains the new code 69990, Use of operating microscope (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure). Classified as an add-on code, 69990...

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