(These are my opinions and should not be construed as being the final authority. Other opinions may vary.)
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I do not have experience with this procedure, and someone else may have better insight than I do, but my thinking would be that if your physician is 'repositioning' the pump, then he/she is 'removing' the pump (62365) from its present location and 'implanting' it (62360) in a new location. NCCI edits indicate that 62365 is bundled into 62360 with 'no circumstances in which a modifier would be appropriate'. This leaves you with coding the 'pump repositioning' as 62360. A good indication that this may be the appropriate code is that this code is used also for 'replacing' a pump, which would entail 'removal' and 'implantation', which is quite similar to what your physician is doing.
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