October 6, 2022
A retrosigmoid craniotomy was performed with microvascular decompression of the 5th nerve. The diagnosis was Trigeminal Neuralgia. How is this coded?
This procedure is reported with code 61458, Craniotomy, suboccipital, for exploration or decompression of cranial nerves.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/06/22.