Placement of a Ventricular Catheter

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Question:

What is the difference between 61210 and 61107?

Answer:

The CPT descriptors are as follows:

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Chicago, ILNovember 11-12

The primary difference between the two codes is the way in which the procedure was performed – twist drill hole versus drill hole. You’ll need to review the operative report, or ask the neurosurgeon, what type of equipment was used to perform the procedure.