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Foraminotomy and Vertebrectomy

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    Question Foraminotomy and Vertebrectomy
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    HELP!!!!

    I was wondering if any coding Gurus may know what the proper CPT codes for these two procedures? I also need to know what % Medicare will pay on these codes?.
    I appreciate any and all feedback.

    Thank you
    Kives

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    HELP!!!!

    I was wondering if any coding Gurus may know what the proper CPT codes for these two procedures? I also need to know what % Medicare will pay on these codes?.
    I appreciate any and all feedback.

    Thank you
    Kives
    This is somewhat of a vague question since there are various approaches, reason, etc; however....

    For the foraminotomy, I would begin looking in the 63020 + series

    For the vertebrectomy, begin looking at 63101 + series, 63300 + series

    Medicare, generally, is our easiest carrier to deal with. It's not that often that I need to appeal a claim. With any carrier, proper documentation and medical necessity is essential.

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