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Craniotomy

Caralee Posted Mon 10th of June, 2013 01:42:33 AM

How would you code procedure right parieto-occipital craniotomy for resection of mass and mesh repair.Thanks.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 12th of June, 2013 04:52:12 AM

Hi,

Our team is working on this case. They will respond you soon.

Thanks.

Caralee Posted Wed 19th of June, 2013 11:03:59 AM

FYI: Pt. has skull tumor.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 24th of June, 2013 11:35:04 AM

The parieto-occipital lobes are part of the supratentorial region. The supratentorial region contains the cerebrum.

I cannot judge the CPT without seeing the OP report but would report the procedure with 61680 (Surgery of intracranial arteriovenous malformation; supratentorial, simple) Although these are often performed with microdissection using the operating microscope (69990, Microsurgical techniques, requiring use of operating microscope [List separately in addition to code for primary procedure]).

One more option is 61304. You can add modifier 22 to this case if the case really puts up the documentation of extra work done. Please check the exact documentation.

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