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    Question Neuro Coding

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    One of my physicians did a 6 level laminectomy to remove an intradural, extramedullary tumor at all levels? How would I code this?

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    You can only code 63280-63282 once per level; instead of segment or interspace. So it appears, in your case, that you could code one code from each level (3 separate incisions?) since you removed a neoplasm from the cervical, lumbar and thoracic. If the neoplasm "crossed levels", I would only report the level most affected by the neoplasm.

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