Lami with evac of Tumor

avon4117

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Dr performed T4-T11 laminectomy with evacuation of tumor at each level... Is there an add on code for 63266. I do see add on code 63295 but it doesn't seem appropriate. I'm thinking that the Dr can bill for each level. Thanks for your help?
 

avon4117

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yes you are right...per supercoder the 632 series of codes have the number of levels built in the code for cervical, thoracic, spinal etc. However I still think the revenue is quite low. The physician was in the operating room over several hours removing tumors.
 

CodingKing

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I'd add modifier 22 and submit notes. Some surgeries are shorter than average and some are longer than average, it evens out in the end.
 
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