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63030 vs 63047

Allison Posted Thu 19th of February, 2015 09:59:14 AM

My neurosurgeons are constantly receiving rejections for 63047 and payers are stating documentation supports 63030 instead. What are the main differences between the 63030 and 63047? We thought 63030 key was "hemilaminectomy" and 63047 was full laminectomy.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of February, 2015 03:02:27 AM

Yes you are right 63030 is for hemilaminectomy with partial facetectomy, foraminotomy whereas 63047 include complete laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy. Thanks !!

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