August 23, 2018
When is it ok to unbundle 61107 from the craniotomy/craniectomy code?
It is acceptable to report both codes when the ventriculostomy placed via twist drill hole is performed through a completely separate approach/access point from the craniotomy/craniectomy. For example, you’ve performed a right suboccipital craniectomy and place a left frontal twist drill hole for placement of a ventricular catheter.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/23/18.