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    I have a pt who had a left sided laminectomy and diskectomy, L4-5 with partial foraminotomy over the L5 nerve root. the pt has a dx of lateral stenosis with ssociated disc herniation the doctor coded this as 63047,63048. I was looking at codes 63030,63035. Can someone tell me the difference in the two codes and which one do I use.

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    63045-63047 are for spinal stenosis 63020-63030 are for herniated disc

    Hope this helps

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