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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

Refrain from Use of 52 on Thoracic Hemilaminectomies

Follow these steps to properly code for thoracic hemilaminectomies. If you or your provider performs laminectomies and hemilaminectomies on a regular basis, you’ve probably come across the dilemma on how to correctly code thoracic hemilaminectomies. Refresher: First, let’s clear up some confusion by outlining the differences between a laminectomy and a hemilaminectomy. A laminectomy is a procedure in which the [...]