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Don't Code Separately for Fixation with 63051

Question: Our provider performed a C3-C5 laminoplasty in addition to a NewBridge Laminoplasty Fixation System. What CPT® code should I use? And should I bill separately for a laminectomy and morselized allograft? Montana Subscriber Answer: Based on the description, you should apply code 63051 (Laminoplasty, cervical, with decompression of the spinal cord, 2 or more vertebral segments; with reconstruction of [...]