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Lumbar Discectomy

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    Hi,
    Hoping someone can help me with this. If a surgeon does a lumbar discectomy at L3-4 and then does a redo discectomy at L4-5 what CPT code would be used? I know you would use 63030 for a discectomy and 63042 for a redo discectomy but I am confused on how to code this since one level was a new one and the second level was a redo. Thanks!

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    You would code both.

    L3-4-63030
    L4-5-63042-59
    Sara Boyce, CPC, CPMA, SRS, AAPC Associate
    Neurosurgical Coder

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    Thank you so much! I was leaning towards coding both but I wanted to double check

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