AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 1 (January)
Nervous System, 63040, 63042, 63047 (Q&A) (January 1999)
January 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Nervous System, 63040, 63042, 63047 (Q&A) Question My physician performs reexploration of L4-5, and then goes up or down a level to perform a laminectomy at a new level that has not been operated on in the past. What are the appropriate codes for this procedure? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, it is appropriate to report CPT code 63042 to describe the procedure where a laminotomy is performed while concurrently performing nerve root decompression, partial facetectomy, foraminotomy, and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disk with reexploration at the lumbar level. CPT...
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