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Q: Insertion of a cerebrofluid ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus. CPT code for surgeon
A: 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. ]
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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 -___.

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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 -___

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Expert answered|laxus|Points 24|



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