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    Question Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials

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    One of the facilites that I am working for has started performing Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials as outpatient encounters. If you could, please give me some insight on how your facility is CPT coding the Trials as opposed to the permanent implantation of the stimulator. I have been performing research, but it gets a bit confusing.


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    Default Trial Spinal Cord Stimulators

    Trial SCS

    CPT Code 63650 Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator
    if they do a SCS Trial Dual code 63650 twice. For each neurostimulator
    there are 8 electrodes you code each electrode L8680 X 8. If they do
    a SCS Trial Dual you would code L8680 X16.

    Diane Rozak CPC-H, CPC-GI

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