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    Doctor performed a decompressive lumbar laminectomy at L3-4 and a discectomy at L3-4. I know that 63030 is accurate for the discectomy, but it only includes a hemilaminectomy, not full laminectomy. Should I also charge 63047 for the laminectomy?

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    I would only use 63047.

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    63047 requires an facetecomy and a foraminotomy...were these performed?

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    Yes, they were done as well.

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    Then I agree with "sugargirl"...63047.

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