Removal of Lumbar Drain

Removal of Lumbar Drain

December 13, 2018

Question:
I received a call from one of our PAs regarding the removal of a lumbar drain (CPT 62272) originally placed for CSF drainage. Is the removal of a lumbar drain billable? 

Answer:
The removal of a lumbar drain is not separately reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/13/18.

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