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MUE's for OP Surgery

Pauline Posted Mon 09th of January, 2012 21:24:04 PM

I have billed 2 units of 63661 to Medicare for a 10/5/11 dos. One is now denied as too many. I cannot locate the # of MUE's allowed in 2011. Can you please help me.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 10th of January, 2012 19:32:30 PM

The MUE values for CPT code 63661 (removal of spinal neurostimulator electrode percutaneous array(s) . . .) and CPT
code 63662 (removal of spinal neurostimulator electrode plate/paddle(s) placed via laminotomy or laminectomy . . .) are one (1). Each code descriptor includes the removal of some or all electrode percutaneous arrays and some or all electrode plates/paddles for a neurostimulator pulse generator. If a patient has two separate neurostimulator pulse generators and some or all electrodes are removed for each neurostimulator pulse generator separately, the removal of the percutaneous array(s) or plate(s)/paddle(s) for the second neurostimulator pulse generator
may be reported with modifier 59.

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