What is the CPT code for suboccipital Craniectomy?

CPT code 61343 describes suboccipital craniectomy and decompression of the posterior fossa and spinal cord from a condition such as a Chiari Malformation.

What are the five steps to code a craniotomy or craniectomy?

Depending on the underlying problem being treated, the surgery can take 3 to 5 hours or longer.

  1. Step 1: prepare the patient.
  2. Step 2: make a skin incision.
  3. Step 3: perform a craniotomy, open the skull.
  4. Step 4: expose the brain.
  5. Step 5: correct the problem.
  6. Step 6: close the craniotomy.

When two different surgeons perform different components of surgery involving the skull base Do they code independently or together?

When two surgeons participate in the procedure together performing different parts of the procedure, then each surgeon reports the same code with modifier 62 [ Two Surgeons ] for co-surgery.

What is the CPT code for exploratory posterior fossa craniotomy?

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CPT codes CPT code description
Single approach and excision codes
61305 Craniectomy or craniotomy, exploratory; infratentorial (posterior fossa)
61345 Other cranial decompression, posterior fossa
61458 Craniectomy, suboccipital; for exploration or decompression of cranial nerves

What is CPT code for Duraplasty?

9, 2016, CMS notified the AANS and CNS that the agency has corrected the payment indicator for CPT code 61323 — Craniectomy or craniotomy, decompressive, with or without duraplasty, for treatment of intracranial hypertension, without evacuation of associated intraparenchymal hematoma; with lobectomy — to allow the use …

Are you awake during a craniotomy?

Surgery while you’re awake reduces the risk of damaging critical brain areas that control speech and other skills. Awake brain surgery, also called awake craniotomy, is a type of procedure performed on the brain while you are awake and alert.

What CPT code replaced 64402?

Codes 64402, 64410 and 64413 will be deleted. Use 64999 to report injection of anesthetic agent and/or steroid to the facial nerve, phrenic nerve or cervical plexus. Refer to your 2020 CPT official resource for more information on the codes listed in this article.