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    I'm wondering if I can get some clarification. We have a bill for a Laminectomy of L3/L4 and L4/L5, parial medial facetectomies at L3/L4 and L4/L5 and foraminotomies of L3, L4, and L5.
    There is an arguement over proper coding.

    Option 1 or Option 2
    63047 63047
    63048 63048
    63048


    I think that option 1 is correct because 3 nerve roots were worked on.

    Thoughts?

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    option 1

  3. #3
    Default agreed
    We code these often and I agree with 63047, 63048 x 2

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