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Laminectomy With Dural Repair Bundled

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    If we have a pt that is having a laminectomy of the Lumbar region and the suregeon creates a tear in the dura and has to repair it can he charge a 63707-63710 with a -59 modifier. I think it would be a complication of the procedure and would not be seperatly identifiable due to being a complication.

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    Typically, this is a bundled service...

    9. If a dural (cerebrospinal fluid) leak occurs during a spinal procedure, repair of the dural leak is integral to the spinal procedure. CPT code 63707 or 63709 (repair of dural/cerebrospinal fluid leak) should not be reported separately for the repair.

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