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SCS Battery

Caralee Posted Sat 23rd of July, 2016 12:55:16 PM
Pt. had Spinal cord stimulator placed for Chronic pain syndrome. The SCS battery depleted and original pain syndrome came back. Surgeon wants to replace the battery . Please provide help with CPT code for spinal cord stimulator battery replacement. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 25th of July, 2016 02:05:16 AM
Hi, You may report the CPT code 63685, Insertion or replacement of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling, for the replacement of spinal cord stimulator battery. You may append modifier 78 (Unplanned return to the operating/procedure room by the same physician or other qualified health care professional following initial procedure for a related procedure during the postoperative period) only if the replacement occurs in the global period of the initial procedure of placement of the stimulator. Hope this helps! Thanks.

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