AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Multimodality Bundle Procedure (Intracranial Monitoring)

The patient was admitted to the hospital in a coma after suffering a cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury due to a near drowning incident while water surfing. The patient underwent multimodality bundle procedure (intracranial monitoring), which consisted of placing a catheter via a burr hole to evaluate intracranial pressure, brain oxygenation and brain temperature, microdialysis, and cerebral blood flow depth electrode. How should this multimodality bundle procedure be coded? What are the appropriate ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes? ...

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