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    Default Quick Help with two codes (Laminotomy)

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    We did a standard subperiosteal dissection, exposing L4-L5 as well as L5-S1 level. We then did a left sided L4-L5 laminotomy, we find the L5 nerve root went laterally and did a foraminotomy, in addition to the laminotomy. We then did a microdiskectomy at this level, as well, and took out very small disk fragment centrally. We then went to L5-S1 level where we did a laminectomy of S1.

    TWO codes i believe are 63030 and 63047

    are these good?

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    63030 is fine, but the dr is not saying he did a foraminotomy or facetectomy so I would look at code 63011.

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