CPT® 61156, Under Twist Drill, Burr Hole(s), or Trephine Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61156 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Twist Drill, Burr Hole(s), or Trephine Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.

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Summary

The provider drills a hole or holes into the skull to aspirate a cyst or a hematoma, a collection of blood on the surface of the brain.  The service is done to access a cyst or a hematoma in the front of the brain that can occur as a result of trauma or a medical procedure.

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