AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery Nervous System, 63650 (Q&A) (April 1999)

April 1999 page 10d Coding Consultation Surgery Nervous System, 63650 (Q&A) Question My doctor performed a procedure in which percutaneous placement of two neurostimulator electrode catheters were placed through two separate sites. How should this procedure be reported? AMA Comment CPT makes no distinctions as to the number of sites required for the placement of electrode catheters. CPT code 63650, Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrode array, is reported for the placement of the initial neurostimulator electrode catheter. Percutaneous placement of additional catheters is reported with CPT code 63650 appended by modifier '-51.' Surgery Nervous System, 63650 (Q&...

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