AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Thoracic laminectomy for infection

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Exclamation Thoracic laminectomy for infection

    AAPC: Back to School
    My doc did a T-7 lami for infection. Since it was only the decompression, would CPT 63003 be appropriate.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Since you mentioned just the T-7 and decompression only...I would say yes. These codes aren't reserved just for spinal stenosis, etc.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-21-2015, 08:17 AM
  2. Redo thoracic laminectomy
    By lodawnyoung in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2013, 02:10 PM
  3. Laminectomy & Partial Laminectomy
    By TammyVan in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 11:58 AM
  4. Laminectomy, w/de-tethering of cord, thoracic
    By srpaul in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-18-2011, 07:32 AM
  5. Dx code for infection of groshong infection
    By Trendale in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2009, 03:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.