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CPT 62160 neuroscopy

SuperCoder Posted Wed 14th of March, 2012 17:07:47 PM

Dr does proximal shunt revision on RT 62225 thru old wound. Then does shunt placement 62223 on LT opening a scalp flap. Catheters in both sites were advanced into ventricles using endoscopy. Since two separate endoscopic prodedures should 62160 be billed twice? If it should only be billed once what can I use to support only coding it once.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 15th of March, 2012 07:15:20 AM

Modifier LT/RT/50 is not applicable with 62223 or 62225.
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If both the procedures are performed, the coding scenario would be
62223
62225
62160
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(If 62225 is get denied, then add modifier 59 , as some payers use to bundle these two procedure based on same anatomical site).

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