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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Stereotactic Surgery:
Bust Common Stereotactic Myths Before Making Costly Mistakes

Hint: Don't mix up 61790 and 61791. When your surgeon utilizes a three-dimensional coordinate system to locate small targets in the body, you will typically turn to the stereotactic CPT® codes. After a minimally invasive stereotactic procedure, the surgeon may then attempt a biopsy, ablation, injection, stimulation, implantation, or a radiosurgery. Bust the following myths to master these stereotactic codes [...]