Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Part B Coding Coach:
A Bonanza of Burr Hole Codes Make Cranial Coding a Breeze

  Watch the documentation to specify each particular cranial procedure.  You can boost your burr hole coding if you can simply confirm why and where your surgeon did the burr hole procedure. Check the operative note for any monitoring devices placed and use a dedicated code for this maneuver. Lastly, avoid an overlap with craniotomy and twist drills. Read more [...]