CPT® 61253, Under Twist Drill, Burr Hole(s), or Trephine Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 61253 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 infratentorially, or below the tentorium, and on one or both sides to inspect the brain. This procedure is generally done when other diagnostic testing is unable to determine the reason for a condition or the extent of a disorder.  The provider does not perform a surgical procedure subsequent to this service.

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