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62380 Allows Modifier 50

Question: Can we submit one unit of the new CPT® code 62380 for a bilateral endoscopic decompression of spinal cord? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: The new code 62380 (Endoscopic decompression of spinal cord, nerve root[s], including laminotomy, partial facetectomy, foraminotomy, discectomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 1 interspace, lumbar) for endoscopic spinal decompression applies to one level in the vertebral column [...]