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    Default Ortho Surgery Code Check

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    I do LITTLE ortho so I need a LOT of help! :-)

    I have to code an L3-L4 laminectomy w/decompression (spinal stenosis) and chose CPT 63005; can someone confirm if this is correct?

    Also, for an L2-L3 laminectomy with diskectomy, I'm confused as the codes with diskectomy only reference "laminotomy"--Which I think is fine BUT could someone verify the CPT for this part?

    God Bless!


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    It would be helpful to see the OP note.


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    Columbia, MO


    I agree the op note is the best way for us to evaluate the scenario.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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