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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
You Can Report 61020 with 96542

Question: How do we report when the physician performs an aspiration of CSF followed by administration of chemotherapy on a patient through an Ommaya reservoir? Is it correct to report only 61020 or we do also report code 96542? New York Subscriber Answer: For the service described, you submit code 61020 (Ventricular puncture through previous burr hole, fontanelle, suture, or implanted [...]