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Nicole Posted 5 month(s) ago
The doctor did a Right Frontal Craniotomy w/ resection of right frontal mass (diagnosis: brain metastasis) with the use of Image-guided stereotactic navigation. Would this be the 61500? I am not too familiar with these procedures, so any tips to help identify the correct coding would be greatly appreciated.
SuperCoder Posted 5 month(s) ago



You should report code 61510 (Craniectomy, trephination, bone flap craniotomy; for excision of brain tumor, supratentorial, except meningioma) for excision of brain tumor.


For Image-guided stereotactic navigation, you may choose code from following codes 61781, 61782, or 61783 depending upon your documentation.




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