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Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling

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    Question Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling
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    I have a neurosurgeon who does not currently do this procedure but is considering starting. CPT does not list the procedure by that name and I would like to know what codes are typically used for these cases. I have an idea of what I think it is but would like some input from other neurosurgery coders who frequently codes these.

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    61624 (75894): Transcatheter permanent occlusion or embolization (eg, for tumor destruction, to achieve hemostasis, to occlude a vascular malformation), percutaneous, any method; central nervous system (intracranial, spinal cord)

    61626 (75894): Transcatheter permanent occlusion or embolization (eg, for tumor destruction, to achieve hemostasis, to occlude a vascular malformation), percutaneous, any method; non-central nervous system, head or neck (extracranial, brachiocephalic branch)

    These would be from a percutaneous approach...are you doing an open (surgical) procedure?

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    He asked me to compile information on both. I really appreciate your help. My doctors tend to focus on certain procedures so I don't get exposure to some things that are within the realm of this specialty, which is frustrating.

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    The other area you might want to look at in case it would be an open surgery would be codes 61680 through 61711

    hope this helps!

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