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My doctor did a C3-C7 laminectomy with foraminotomies with spinal cord and nerve root decompressin. Dx: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
There is not a code that only states decompressive laminectomy with foramintomies. The only code I see that best fits is the 63045 but he didn't perform a facetectomy. Is there a code for Laminectomy/Foraminotomy without facetectomy????? If not, how should I bill for this. Any help is greatly appreciated.