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    Default removal SCS

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    My physician removed a spinal cord stimulator from a patient and has a dx of undesirable hardware. His OP notes indicate that patient insisted on removal since it was not helping after multiple efforts to reprogram. I cannot find a code for that. I need help!!!!

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Do you need the CPT code for the removal? Look at 63688.

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    Default 996.2

    Look at 996.2 (the complication is that it did not work).

    Richard Mann, your pain management coder

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007


    You received a response---996.2 which sounds like the one for the case
    The only other mentionable codes that are usually used are: 996.75 other complication such as pain from device, 996.63 complication due to infection, and V53.02 which can be used if the patient just wants the device removed but is not having complications.

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    Apr 2007


    Thanks to all of you for your help!

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