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Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by dchandhok.
To report the reduction services for a craniomegalic skull correctly, you’ll need to go through the op note to identify any cranioplasty or craniotomy work your surgeon did. Plus knowing when to report any bone grafts will also be helpful. Follow this advice to accurately capture all craniomegalic skull reduction services.
Confirm the Cranioplasty
When reducing a craniomegalic skull, your surgeon may simply manipulate and maneuver the bones in order to appropriately position them. In this case, your surgeon neither does a cranioplasty nor uses any bone grafts for repair. If your op note specifies no cranioplasty or bone grafts, report 62115 (Reduction of craniomegalic skull [eg, treated hydrocephalus]; not requiring bone grafts or cranioplasty) for the reduction your surgeon performed. Here your surgeon basically tries to improve the skull symmetry by remolding the skull bones. “These uncommon procedures are typically performed in children who had late treatment of hydrocephalus, resulting in disproportionate size of the head,” says Gregory Przybylski, MD, director of neurosurgery, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison.
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