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    Question Smith-Peterson osteotomy/laminectomy

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    Can you report a Smith-Peterson osteotomy and a laminectomy on the same level? Thanks.

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    No...an osteotomy includes a laminectomy.

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    If surgeon does osteotomy and laminectomy for decompression can I bill for laminectomy?

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