December 5, 2019
If bilateral spinal electrode are placed percutaneously, 63650, can both be reported?
Yes, if two electrodes are placed, bilaterally, both may be reported. See the CPT guidelines below.
Reference: CPT Assistant June 1998
Codes 63650, 63655, and 63660 each describe the placement, revision, or removal of only one electrode catheter or electrode plate/paddle. Placement of any additional electrode catheter(s) or plate(s)/paddle(s) should be separately reported by appending the modifier -51 to the appropriate code.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/05/19.