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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

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Check Approach for Pneumocephalus Evacuation

Question: A patient who underwent an evacuation of a subdural hematoma in the past presents to our neurosurgeon. Our neurosurgeon performs a right frontal burr hole with evacuation of pneumocephalus. This pneumocephalus was compressing the cerebral hemispheres. How can we report this procedure? New York  Subscriber Answer: For the evacuation of the pneumocephalus, you report code 61250 (Burr hole[s] or trephine, supratentorial, [...]