AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2010 Issue 3; ASK the EDITOR

Excision of Melanoma of the Clivus

The patient has a recurrent mucosal melanoma of the right sphenoid sinus. The patient presents for excision of the melanoma of the clivus via bilateral endoscopic sphenoidotomy with transclival approach. An intraoperative navigational device was also utilized. Our facility wants to know if CPT codes 61607 and 31288 would be the appropriate codes to report. Or would unlisted code 64999 be more appropriate? ...

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