laminectomy & PLIF

lindaconway

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Willow, AK
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No.
22630 reads, "Aarthrodesis, posterior interbody technique, including laminectomy and/ordiscectomy to prepare interspace...." etc.
 

sarab86

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The only time you can is when you are doing additional decompression work beyond that required for the PLIF, i.e. facetectomy or foraminotomy. You would need a modifier 59 on 63047. BUT CMS now says they won't pay regardless. AANS is appealing that decision.
 
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