Stereotactic Radiosurgery Planning

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March 3, 2016

Question:
I am doing the planning for a patient using a frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system but I am not present at the time of the treatment delivery. Can I still bill 61796-61799?

Answer:
Unfortunately, there is not a code for the neurosurgeon to use for planning only. The SRS codes 61796-61799, include the planning but require the neurosurgeon’s presence.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/03/16.