Image-Guided Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and American Rhinologic Society endorse the intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery in appropriately select cases to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. This technology is used at the discretion of the operating surgeon and is not experimental or investigational.  These appropriate, specialty specific, and surgically indicated procedural services should be reimbursed whether used by neurosurgeons or other qualified physicians regardless of the specialty.

Articles concerning the use of image-guided surgery and the efforts on the part of the ARS are listed below.

If you have questions or concerns about the use of image-guidance or are meeting resistance with your insurance providers, please do not hesitate to contact the ARS about these denials of service.

Revised 8/2011
©American Rhinologic Society

Criteria for Image-Guided Surgery

Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery criteria for use of Image-Guidance Read more.

Position Statement on Image Guidance

Position statement on Image-Guided Surgery by Michael Setzen, MD Read more.

Evolution of 61795

The Evolution of CPT 61795 by Michael Sillers, MD Read more.

AMA Clarification of CPT 61795

Copy of letter from the American Medical Association clarifying 61795. Read more.