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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Tackle this Corpectomy Coding Scenario With Ease

Question: The surgeon performed a partial C4 corpectomy (30-40 percent) and a partial C5 corpectomy (50-60 percent) to safely retrieve disc fragments that migrated inferiorly behind the C4 and C5 bodies. Should we report 63081 or 63300? Florida Subscriber Answer: Since the surgeon documented that he performed the corpectomy as a means of relieving decompression on the spine, you would [...]