Natalie Posted Wed 10th of April, 2013 17:06:00 PM
MY DOCTOR IS AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST AND WANTS TO KNOW IF CPT CODE 64727 ADD ON CODE USE OF OPERATING MICROSCOPE IS EQUIVALENT TO USING SURGICAL LOOPS DURING SURGERY
SuperCoder Answered Thu 11th of April, 2013 11:55:40 AM
Code +64727 is for "internal neurolysis" procedure which require use of operating microscope. This CPT is an add-on code which requires use of a primary CPT code for Neuroplasty.
If doctor is performing internal neurolysis with surgical loupes, use +64727.
But if doctor is using loupes for some other procedure, then as an equivalent of operating microscope, you need to use +69990. Do not use 69990 along with 64727.