Navigation x 2?

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August 24, 2017

Question:
I’ve got an upcoming case where I’m removing two different brain tumors and I’ll be using neuronavigation (+61781). Since I have to make 2 plans, register the coordinates twice, and plan 2 separate trajectories, can I report +61781 twice (+61781, +61781-59 or +61781 x 2 units)?

Answer:
No. The CPT Assistant, September 2011 indicates that the navigation code is reported once per operative session.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/24/17.

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