SuperCoder Posted Tue 10th of January, 2012 20:42:15 PM
Exploration of left frontotmeporal craniotomy and the closure of the pseudomeningocele CPT code. The patient had previously underwent a resection of a left temporal AVM and has devleoped a psuedomeningocele which didn't improve w/ tapping of the spinal fluid.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 11th of January, 2012 07:53:16 AM
I think 61619 is closest, but it also include use of flap for closure.
SuperCoder Posted Wed 11th of January, 2012 17:46:35 PM
'the approach was not at the base of the cranial, it was frontotemporal. Surgeon removed the bone flap.'
SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of January, 2012 17:50:08 PM
Sorry! the anatomical section is truly different as you said.
Can you please document the detailed Op Report.