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Left frontal EVD placement with Left frontal wound revision

Deborah h Posted Mon 17th of August, 2015 16:54:31 PM

If a physician inserts an EVD through a previous burr hole and exits out through a separate stab incision, but at the same time does a wound revision at the same location; how would you code this scenario? Would you have to add modifier 52 because of same burr hole? Could you code for a revision if necrotic tissue and dead skin was removed at the same locatoin? Please list all CPT Codes and modifiers for this scenario.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 18th of August, 2015 02:49:46 AM

Use CPT code 61210 for the procedure with modifier 52. Rest of procedure will not be considered with the primary procedure.

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