Surgery – Nervous System

Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding

** This post was reviewed and updated on October 11, 2023. ** Name That Code Question:  A female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a neurostimulator electrode array. The neurostimulator electrode array is placed for direct transforaminal sacral nerve stimulation, and fluoroscopic guidance is used to place…

Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma in CPT
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Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma in CPT

** This post was reviewed and updated on December 23, 2023. ** Name That Code Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial area of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code should be assigned for this procedure? Answer: 61312 Selecting the most specific code for a craniotomy…

Possible Brain Herniation May Require Ventricular Puncture – CPT Coding
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Possible Brain Herniation May Require Ventricular Puncture – CPT Coding

Brain herniation is a serious and often fatal problem that requires immediate medical care. Therefore, when a patient presents with possible brain herniation, a surgeon may elect to perform a ventricular puncture to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). See if you can name that code for the coding scenario in this article. ** This post was…