February 16, 2023
The patient present with a ruptured aneurysm. A craniotomy was performed to clip the aneurysm and the hematoma was evacuated to access the aneurysm. Are both the aneurysm clipping and the hematoma evacuation billable?
No, the aneurysm codes are valued for ruptured or non- ruptured aneurysms and evacuating the hematoma to access and treat the aneurysm is included in the aneurysm code.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/16/23.