What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend

You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will support you. Someone you can talk to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but that. The only thing you can rely on PAM for is to give you is […]

The Key to Craniotomy and Craniectomy Coding (CPT)

Craniotomy and Craniectomy Coding Some people might say, “it’s all in your head.” And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Brain surgery is one way. There are various types of brain surgery, and craniotomy and craniectomy are the most extensive types. And if you know your […]

Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma in CPT

Selecting the most specific code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma in CPT comes down to the documentation, the type of hematoma, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it.  Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate […]