CPT® 62160, Under Neuroendoscopy Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 62160 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Neuroendoscopy Procedures on the Skull, Meninges, and Brain.

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In this add on procedure, the provider uses a small endoscope to access the brain to place or replace a ventricular catheter for a shunt system or for external drainage. This service is performed as an initial placement to drain cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, from the ventricles of the brain and reduce pressure, or the provider replaces a catheter due to a blockage in the flow of the CSF.

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