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Thread: M.i.l.d. Procedure (minimally invasive lumbar decompression)

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    Default M.i.l.d. Procedure (minimally invasive lumbar decompression)

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    I have come across a code for the MILD procedure please let me know if I am correct on this.

    63005 Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy, (eg, spinal stenosis), one or two vertebral segments; lumbar, except for spondylolisthesis

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    November 2010 CPT Assistant article directed providers to report either 22899 or 64999 for the MILD procedure

    Additionally, there will be a new Category III code effective July 1, 2011 that can be used:

    0274T Percutaneous laminotomy/laminectomy (intralaminar approach) for decompression of neural elements, (with or without ligamentous resection, discectomy, facetectomy and/or foraminotomy) any method under indirect image guidance (eg, fluoroscopic, CT), with or without the use of an endoscope, single or multiple levels, unilateral or bilateral; cervical or thoracic

    0275T ... ; lumbar

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