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Occipital Nerve Stimulator Implant

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    For the occipital nerve stimulator, would I look under the Neurostimulators(spinal) or Neurostimulators(peripheral nerve) to find the correct procedure code? Not sure if the occipital nerve is peripheral or spinal. Thanks!


    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercoder65 View Post
    For the occipital nerve stimulator, would I look under the Neurostimulators(spinal) or Neurostimulators(peripheral nerve) to find the correct procedure code? Not sure if the occipital nerve is peripheral or spinal. Thanks!


    Rich
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    It is a peripheral nerve--Spinal nerve C1 branches into greater & lesser occipital.
    Your post refers to just px code;It does'nt specify ICD vol3 Px or CPT

    Applicable CPTs’ (with indications provided)

    CPT 64555 Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrodes; peripheral nerve (excludes sacral nerve) [when specified as ONS]
    CPT 64575 Incision for implantation of neurostimulator electrodes; peripheral nerve (excludes sacral nerve) [when specified as ONS]
    CPT 64590 Insertion or replacement of peripheral or gastric neurostimulator pulse generator or receiver, direct or inductive coupling [when specified as ONS]

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    If you're coding for Hospital inpt, assign 04.92 (also many hospitals code OutPt "for internal use")
    04.92 Implantation or replacement of peripheral neurostimulator lead(s) [when specified as ONS]
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    {ONS-Occipital nerve stimulator}

    Thanks
    Last edited by msrd_081002; 01-27-2011 at 06:02 PM.

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    MSRD,

    Thank you so very much!

    Rich

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