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Craniotomy w/ resection frontal mass

Nicole Posted Mon 16th of October, 2017 16:25:13 PM
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 Answered Tue 17th of October, 2017 03:41:25 AM

Hi,

 

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.

 

Thanks.

 

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