Lumbosacral diskectomy CPT code

kumeena

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Patient's diagnosis is lumbosacral disc herniation. Can someone tell me what is the CPT code for lumbosacral micro diskectomy?

63047 is it right??

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rupaaneja

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No,It is not correct. It is laminectomy which includes foraminotmy, facetectomy but not discectomy. Please see 22224 with care of approach if only discectomy is done.
 

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Code 22224 is for an osteotomy, this would not be a correct code. There really is not enough detail to give you a totally correct code. If the surgeon is doing a minimally invasive discectomy it would be 63030. If they are doing a micro disc decompression the correct code would be 62287, (which most insurance companies dont cover as they are considered investigationl. Also, please note that there is a new neurology/neurosurgical forum. You may want to post questions regarding neurosurgy to this forum in the future to get mor responses. Thank you!
 

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Lumbosacral microdiskectomy was performed for a protruded lumbosacral disk herniation, which also had a subligamentous extrusion.

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