Cari Posted Mon 04th of June, 2012 18:07:02 PM
If the surgeon does a laminectomy/foraminotomy/facetectomy, 63047 for decompression at the same level of an arthrodesis 22630, what modifier is appropriate 51 or 59. lami/foraminotomy/facetectomy NOT done to prepare space, but for decompression.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 04th of June, 2012 21:42:24 PM
Code 63047 is a column 2 code for 22630 , but a modifier is allowed in order to differentiate between the services provided.
Use modifier 59 with code 63047