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    Hi all,

    I have a neurosurgeon asking how he should code a thoracic discectomy and facetectomy. Per CPT there are only codes for costovertebral or transpendicular approach but my doc is not using either of this approaches. My suggestion was 63030 or 63055 with reduced services modifier. Can someone suggest where to find more information on this or offer guidance? I do not have a specific case at this time.

    Thanks!

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    Was any of the rib addressed? and any lateral work done?
    Sara Boyce, CPC, CPMA, SRS, AAPC Associate
    Neurosurgical Coder

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