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Suboccipital craniectomy to remove tumor cyst

Deborah h Posted Mon 22nd of June, 2015 22:03:32 PM

How would you code a posterior fossa/suboccipital craniectomy; ultrasound-guided aspiration of a brain tumor cyst with duraplasty?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of June, 2015 06:51:24 AM

Well, as per me the correct code would be unlisted CPT 64999 as no other procedure code accurately represents the procedure described.

Deborah h Posted Tue 23rd of June, 2015 07:09:23 AM

There not a code for duraplasty; like 20926 and for the posterior fossa craniectomy for brain tumor 61518?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 24th of June, 2015 03:06:31 AM

Well, CPT 61518 partly represents the described procedure and the CPT 20926 is for graft only. Therefore I find it appropriate to go with unlisted.

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