unilateral procedure & left and right modifier

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Hello...does anyone know if the following unilateral code requires a left or right modifier? I know it requires a 50 modifier for a bilateral procedure. 63030 laminotomy, with decompression of nerve root(s), including partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; 1 interspace, lumbar
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Hello

If the code descriptor 63030 does not indicate a specific laterality then the LT or RT modifier would be appropriate to append to the submitted code, if it is a unilateral procedure performed.

I hope this helps.

Michelle D. :)
 
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