March 24, 2022
We are going to start doing this new procedure called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat essential tremor and other tremors. I can’t find a CPT code for this procedure. Do we need to use an unlisted code?
Actually there is a Category III CPT code for this procedure so you do not need to use an unlisted code. You’ll use 0398T, Magnetic resonance image guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), stereotactic ablation lesion, intracranial for movement disorder including stereotactic navigation and frame placement when performed. Be sure to check the payors coverage policy to see if this procedure is paid or if it is considered “experimental” or “investigational.”
*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/24/22.