Originally Posted by AmyCPCCPCH
I was hoping someone could tell me what code you would use for this procedure. There has been some disagreements about what the correct code is and I wanted to get some other opinions. Thanks
Hemilaminotomy decompression with excision of herniated disc at the L5-S1 level.
One person thinks it should be coded as 63030 and another thinks 63047.
Because this says "hemi" that means that it's only partial- and that would be 63030. If the surgeon took out the entire lamina- it could have been 63047. Also- make sure this isn't a revision hemi- which would be 63042. Hope this helps!