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    Need your opinion please on a patient who has lumbar spinal stenosis. We did a lumbar laminectomy at L3, bilateral, complete. Subtotal L4 laminectomy, bilateral. L3-4 facetectomy bilateral. Foraminotomy of L3 and
    L4 nerve roots bilaterally.

    Would you code a 63047 and 63048 or would you only code 63047?

    Thanks for your help!!

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    Take a look at 63030.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC
    www.ncspecialty.com

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    Mary,

    I tend to agree with you....63047/63048

    "We did a lumbar laminectomy at L3, bilateral, complete. Subtotal L4 laminectomy, bilateral. L3-4 facetectomy bilateral. Foraminotomy of L3 and L4 nerve roots bilaterally."

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