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Incisions Are Not Focus for Spinal Decompression

Question: What would be the difference between 63030 versus 63056 far lateral discectomy? Does the code 63056 apply to midline incisions for lumbar disc herniations? What is a far lateral disc herniation? Do midline incisions apply to the far lateral herniations? Oregon Subscriber Answer: In lumbar disc herniation procedures, you do not select the code based on incisions. You pick up a [...]