Answer For Week of Jan. 14, 2019

In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Craniotomy and craniectomy and the supratentorial region of the brain Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to…In this coding exercise, you will learn about coding for a craniotomy, using CPT. Answer and rationale are provided. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy...

Coding Exercise, Week of Jan. 14, 2019

Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer and rationale.    …

Answer for Week of July 23, 2018

Question:  Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid…Question:  Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal...

Coding Exercise, Week of July 23, 2018

Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid is…Patient is brought to the operating room with possible brain herniation. The surgeon performs a ventricular puncture through a previous burr hole without injection. A spinal needle is inserted through the skin and into the ventricle, and cerebrospinal fluid is…