CPT® 61070, Under Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61070 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.

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Summary

In this procedure, called a shunt tap, the provider inserts a needle into the tube of a shunt or its reservoir to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, or he injects a medication or other substance into the CSF. The provider performs this service to measure pressure, test the patency of the shunt device, meaning that it is open and unobstructed, aspirate fluid for diagnosis, or to inject medication or contrast.

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