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    Default Battery Change for spine nuerostimulator

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    Does anyone know the code for a battery change of a spine neurostimulator?

    All I could find is 63685 (found this after intense code research) but this is a device intensive procedure and we're not replacing the device, only the battery.

    How do I code and bill this?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    This is exactly how I would code the battery replacement. Now, if the pulse generator or receiver is revised or removed all together, then report code 63688. However, you should not report these two codes together.

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