Cari Posted Fri 11th of May, 2012 20:13:21 PM
Pt had surgery 1/2012 for L3-L4 transfacet lumbar interbody fusion w/allograft, L4-L5 transfacet lumbar interbody fusion w/ allograft, peek cage, auto & allograft, L5-S1 transfacet interbody fusion w/ peek cage, auto & allograft.
Current OP is for Left L5-S1 foraminotomy, medial facetectomy. Dr. performed Left L5-S1 redo hemilaminectomy, medial facetectomy, and decompressing the nerve root.
Pt is outside her global period. Would 63042 be a more appropriate code?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of May, 2012 21:54:21 PM
I would also suggest 63042 only.