Deborah h Posted Sun 07th of June, 2015 12:01:10 PM
When revising a VP Shunt (proximal) 62225;if the physician has to perform a redo crainoplasty by putting dry gelfoam over the defect and a new layer of bone cement; would you charge for a redo, just bill 62225 with a 22 modifier,64999 and compare to 62143, or can you even charge for the redo since it had to be done to revise the VP Shunt. Please explain your answer.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 08th of June, 2015 07:55:09 AM
I don’t think that we should be billing cranioplasty separately as this is integral to the procedure for replacement of the shunt, I would only go for CPT 62225.