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Revison of Suboccipital Craniectomy

Je Posted Tue 01st of October, 2013 16:29:04 PM

What is the correct cpt code for a revision of craniectomy? The patient has a previous surgery for a brain tumor and presenting progressive occipital neuralgia associated to trigger point area related to a protruding mesh cranioplasty defect.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of October, 2013 23:20:47 PM

Look at 61343 (Craniectomy, suboccipital with cervical laminectomy for decompression of medulla and spinal cord, with or without dural graft (eg, Arnold-Chiari malformation)) for this procedure. This code includes any necessary laminectomy and/or dural repair so do not separately report codes for these activities. You may separately report +69990 for use of the operating microscope for microdissection if you perform this activity.

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