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    I work for a group of Neurosurgeons who themselves only prescribe the external bone growth stimulators. However, one of my docs just did a removal of an implanted Bone Growth Stimulator that was implanted by someone else. I can not find a code specifically for removal of a BGS, only the Spinal Cord Stimulators for pain control. Does anyone have any experience with this and can you tell me what code you use for a removal of a BGS? Do you use the SCS removal codes?

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    Looks like CPT 20680 and make sure your note indicates your physician did not do the implantation of the device. Should get paid. Hope this helps you.

    Anita Carleton, CPC

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    I work in a neurosurgery practice, we use code 63660 for removal of a bone growth stim. Hope this helps

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