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.