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    Could someone please verify what they would bill out for the following op report........

    POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Lymphoma; retained neurologic device (Ommaya CSF
    PROCEDURES: Removal of neurologic device.

    PROCEDURE: He was brought to the operating room and placed under general
    anesthesia. His scalp was prepped and draped routinely. Scalp infiltrated
    with Xylocaine with epinephrine. His small incision was reopened and the
    Ommaya reservoir removed without difficulty. I placed a small bit of Gelfoam
    in the opening and then covered it with a burr hole cover bioplate. Wound was
    irrigated and then closed routinely with Vicryl and staples.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls South Dakota


    See code 62365, Removal of subcutaneous reservoir or pump, previously implanted for intrathecal or epidural infusion.
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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