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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Systematic Approach For Skull Base Procedures

Adopt a systematic approach to define each step that your surgeon does. Below is a listing of codes for the operative note examples. Codes for operative note 1: You should submit code 61583 (Craniofacial approach to anterior cranial fossa; intradural, including unilateral or bilateral craniotomy, elevation or resection of frontal lobe, osteotomy of base of anterior cranial fossa).  For the [...]

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