AMA CPT® Assistant - 1994 Issue 1 (January)

Coding Skull Base Surgery Operative Reports (Spring 1994)

Spring 1994 pages 11-23 Coding Skull Base Surgery Operative Reports The Winter 1993-94 CPT Assistant contained an article on Skull Base Surgery which described how to use these new skull base surgery codes (61580-61619). This article will focus on coding the services of each physician who participates in a particular case. Although the focus is on surgery performed on lesions found at the base of the skull, many of the instructions given in this article pertain to coding any operative report. Gathering the Information Ideally, each physician should code his/her own services. (This includes coding for the procedure(s) performed...

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