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Caralee Posted Tue 20th of September, 2016 17:52:51 PM
P. had cervical spinal cord stimulator trial with success. Now pt is going for SCS placement of paddles and generator in upper cervical spine via cervical laminectomy at C6. Need coding help with this procedure. Do 63655 and 63685 codes apply to cervical laminectomy for SCS placement? Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 21st of September, 2016 05:36:05 AM

CPT code 63655 and 63685 are the correct CPT codes.

CPT codes 63655 for cervical laminectomy with implantation of neurostimulator electrodes in epidural space.

CPT code 63685 for insertion of spinal neurostimulator pulse generator.

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