AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)

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

July 1999 page 10c Coding Consultation Surgery Nervous System, 61700 (Q&A) Question When performing 61700, Surgery of intracranial aneurysm, intracranial approach; carotid circulation, can I report the use of an operating microscope separately? AMA Comment When procedure 61700 is performed with the use of a operating microscope, it is appropriate to report the use of the operating microscope in addition to the primary procedure. CPT 1999 contains the new code 69990, Use of operating microscope (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure). Designated as an add-on code, 69990 is exempt from the multiple procedure concept and...

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