Question and answer
Insertion of a cerebrofluid ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus. CPT code for surgeon
Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, [ permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. I know what my inclination would be, but I'd like a really
concise explanation that I can show to other people. I have never been able to find a satisfactory answer to this question. KPollock Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement Posted: Aug 3 2010, 9:17 PM CPT 62223 includes placing the ventricular (brain) portion as well as the peritoneal (abdomen) catheter of the shunt. So if two different surgeons perform different parts of the same CPT code, as in the scenario you suggest, then each reports 62223-62. Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. I know what my inclination would be, but I'd like a really concise explanation that I can show to other people. I have never been able to find a satisfactory answer to this question. KPollock Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement Posted: Aug 3 2010, 9:17 PM CPT 62223 includes placing the ventricular (brain) portion as well as the peritoneal (abdomen) catheter of the shunt. So if two different surgeons perform different parts of the same CPT code, as in the scenario you suggest, then each reports 62223-62. Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: Insertion of a cerebrofluid ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus. CPT code for surgeon

Weegy: Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, [ permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. I know what my inclination would be, but I'd like a really concise explanation that I can show to other people. I have never been able to find a satisfactory answer to this question. KPollock Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement Posted: Aug 3 2010, 9:17 PM CPT 62223 includes placing the ventricular (brain) portion as well as the peritoneal (abdomen) catheter of the shunt. So if two different surgeons perform different parts of the same CPT code, as in the scenario you suggest, then each reports 62223-62. Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. I know what my inclination would be, but I'd like a really concise explanation that I can show to other people. I have never been able to find a satisfactory answer to this question. KPollock Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement Posted: Aug 3 2010, 9:17 PM CPT 62223 includes placing the ventricular (brain) portion as well as the peritoneal (abdomen) catheter of the shunt. So if two different surgeons perform different parts of the same CPT code, as in the scenario you suggest, then each reports 62223-62. Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC KarenZupko & Associates, Inc. Which is the appropriate way for a general surgeon to submit charges for this- 62223-62 (Creation of shunt; ventriculo-peritoneal, -pleural, other terminus) , or 49324 (Laparoscopy, surgical; with insertion of intraperitoneal cannula or catheter, permanent)? The description of 62223 in Coder's Desk Reference is not especially helpful. ]
thederby|Points 1349|

User: PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSES: I. History of corneoscleral laceration, right eye. II. History of retained sutures, right eye. POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Same. PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Removal of retained sutures, anterior cornea, right eye. ANESTHESIA: General anesthesia. INDICATIONS: This 17 year old white male who suffered a severe injury to his eye with multiple lacerations of his right cornea has now recovered to the point that his vision is correctable with contact lens to 20/25; however, there is a large amount of suture material, and it was elected to remove the sutures at this time. PROCEDURE: Afterthe patient was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion for opthalmic surgery and he was under general anesthesia, the lid speculum was used to separate the lids of the right eye. Healon was placed over the sutures, a Super knife was used to cut them, and they were pulled with a combination of straight tiers and 0.12 forceps. One suture remained deeply buried and was left alone. None of the scleral sutures were removed. There were no complications and the chamber remained intact. He was patched with TobraDex ointment Telfa for 24 hours, and we will make arrangements to see him within the week. CPT code for surgeon: __________Modifier -___.

Weegy: Kindly complete your question
uxiali|Points 470|

User: PROCEDURE: Afterthe patient was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion for opthalmic surgery and he was under general anesthesia, the lid speculum was used to separate the lids of the right eye. Healon was placed over the sutures, a Super knife was used to cut them, and they were pulled with a combination of straight tiers and 0.12 forceps. One suture remained deeply buried and was left alone. None of the scleral sutures were removed. There were no complications and the chamber remained intact. He was patched with TobraDex ointment Telfa for 24 hours, and we will make arrangements to see him within the week. CPT code for surgeon: __________Modifier -___.

Weegy: Kindly complete your question
uxiali|Points 470|

User: CPT code for surgeon: Modifier - Afterthe patient was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion for opthalmic surgery and he was under general anesthesia, the lid speculum was used to separate the lids of the right eye. Healon was placed over the sutures, a Super knife was used to cut them, and they were pulled with a combination of straight tiers and 0.12 forceps. One suture remained deeply buried and was left alone. None of the scleral sutures were removed. There were no complications and the chamber remained intact. He was patched with TobraDex ointment Telfa for 24 hours, and we will make arrangements to see him within the week. CPT code for surgeon: __________Modifier -___

Weegy: Kindly complete your question
Expert answered|laxus|Points 24|



Question
Asked 8/19/2012 6:56:12 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
The physician irrigates an existing ventricular catheter User: code for The physician irrigates an existing ventricular catheter
Weegy: Mitral valve stenosis results from a narrowing of the mitral valve orifice when the valve is open. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/14/2012 8:45:26 AM
0 Answers/Comments
What CPT code is assigned to an ED service that has a detailed history and exam with a moderate level of MDM?
Weegy: 99284 User: An initial inpatient consultation with a detailed history, detailed exam and MDM of low complexity. User: The examination is the ____ portion of the E/M service User: CAPD CYCLER DIALYSIS PROGRESS NOTE LOCATION: Inpatient, Hospital PATIENT: Mandy Horton ATTENDING PHYSICIAN: Ronald Green, MD This patient was reasonably stable overnight. She was evaluated empty. She was in no cardiorespiratory distress. Clear lungs, dullness at the bases. A few crackles but otherwise a somewhat irregular heart rhythm this morning. Echocardiogram pending. Abdomen soft. Exit site okay. She was going to be put on CAPD today. This is being done to facilitate some of her studies as we can work this around them. CT is planned for this morning. The CT will be a critical study since we do have significantly abnormal liver function and the question is what could be possibly going on there. She has an esophagitis consistent with herpes or CMV, and the situation could turn ominous depending on the CT results. We are also doing a calorie count to see whether or not we need to consider supplementing her if everything else works out. The dialysis plan today will be to use five 2.5-liter exchanges, three of them being 2.5% and two of them 1.5%. (MDM is moderate complexity.) Weegy: Weegy pro would be appropriate to this kind of question. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/22/2012 6:51:42 PM
0 Answers/Comments
History and exam of the normal newborn infant born in a hospital setting. User: The term used to describe a patient who has been formally admitted to a health care facility is
Weegy: Inpatient User: An established patient is one who has received face-to-face professional services from the physician or another physician of the same specialty in the same group within the past _____ years Weegy: Three years is the answer. An established patient is one who has received face-to-face professional services from the physician or another physician of the same specialty in the same group within the past __three___ years. User: When a physician performs a preventive care service, the extent of the exam is determined by the Weegy: the extent of the exam is determined by the age and relative risk factors of the patient. Preventative screening measures will be performed to ensure that any illness are caught and treated early rather than later. User: Bruising would be an element of review of this organ system. User: This is a 15-year-old girl, never seen at this clinic. During a problem-focused history, she states that she noticed a lump on the back of her right wrist yesterday. P/E: There is a 2-cm freely movable, rubbery, round swelling on the dorsal surface of the right wrist. Distal neurovascular and tendon exam intact. This is not painful to palpation. (The MDM was of straightforward complexity.) Impression: Ganglion cyst, right wrist. Treatment: Refer to Dr. Andrews for further treatment. CPT Code Weegy: The answer is "CPT code 99201" (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 8/22/2012 6:46:44 PM
0 Answers/Comments
17,429,810 questions answered
Popular Conversations
One number is 3 less than twice another. If their sum is 39, find the ...
Weegy: x + 2x - 3 = 39 User: The line that passes through (-1, -3) and (2, 1) User: Input in standard form the ...
9/18/2014 8:03:12 AM| 4 Answers
Simplify the expression where possible. (4c^2)^3 User: Simplify the ...
Weegy: -4x^4 User: Simplify the expression where possible. (x^2)^4 Weegy: that's not possible! what do you need to ...
9/18/2014 9:32:07 AM| 4 Answers
Simplify the expression where possible. (6^3)^-3 User: Simplify the ...
Weegy: (2^3) - 2 = 8 - 2 = 6 ; So the answer is 6. User: Evaluate the following expression. (5x)^0 User: ...
9/18/2014 9:35:27 AM| 4 Answers
Find the slope of the line whose equation is 7y = 3x + 1.
Weegy: C. The graph will shift 3 units to the right. User: Find the x-intercept of the line whose equation is 10x + ...
9/18/2014 8:01:25 AM| 3 Answers
Which word in the sentence is an indirect object? Send them ...
Weegy: D. apartment is an indirect object. User: Which word in the sentence is an indirect object? Choose all ...
9/18/2014 1:00:56 PM| 3 Answers
Select the difference of (8x2 - 3x3) - (5x2 - 9x3)
Weegy: (8x^2 - 3x^3) - (5x^2 - 9x^3) =8x^2 - 3x^3 - 5x^2 + 9x^3 =x^2(8-5) + x^3(9-3) =3x^2 + 6x^3 =3x^2(1+2x)
9/18/2014 12:12:12 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following programs can open a bitmap file? A. ...
Weegy: Windows Paint can open a bitmap file. User: Which of the following would you click to access Help and ...
9/18/2014 1:07:28 AM| 2 Answers
The defining part of the business cycle is
9/18/2014 5:36:19 AM| 2 Answers
What is a cultural influence?
9/18/2014 6:09:24 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
P
C
L
Points 2012 [Total 26410]| Ratings 4| Comments 1972| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
Points 1861 [Total 8392]| Ratings 8| Comments 1781| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 1479 [Total 11259]| Ratings 0| Comments 1479| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
P
C
1
Points 1436 [Total 17375]| Ratings 11| Comments 1326| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1368 [Total 18540]| Ratings 3| Comments 1338| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 561 [Total 11807]| Ratings 0| Comments 561| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 530 [Total 19061]| Ratings 1| Comments 520| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 476 [Total 1146]| Ratings 0| Comments 476| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 408 [Total 5532]| Ratings 4| Comments 368| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 52 [Total 52]| Ratings 2| Comments 32| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.